You will be required to work within the whole school and focusing in the secondary class environment to support the student of determination with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
They will be required to assist class, subject and inclusion teachers in providing effective instruction to pupils with diverse learning needs.
You will assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the student of determination and to maintain complete confidentiality on all school matters.
You will adhere to all school policies.
Support will be provided in the classroom or in Common Learning Environments. The focus and impact of your support will be routinely reviewed and attendance to weekly CPD is compulsory.
This regular training will ensure you remain effective in your role.
The role of the LSAs is to support this process by aiding the classroom teacher in the development of a stimulating and productive learning environment.
LSAs should be trained in using different approaches to lower barriers to learning, and to facilitate student engagement and participation within relevant and meaningful learning opportunities.
Supervise student of determination in a small group or one to one differentiated activities in class or common learning environment as directed.
Communicate effectively and sensitively with student of determination to support their learning, promoting self- confidence and independence, being mindful of their wellbeing.
Assist in developing their social / emotional skills.
Support intervention and / or therapy sessions.
Support for the Teacher
Contribute effectively to the lessons and assist in setting out learning materials appropriate to planned activity for the student of determination.
Work with teachers to monitor the progress of the student of determination. Function within a framework set by the assigned teacher, to plan your role in lessons including how you will provide feedback to the student of determination and colleagues on their learning, behaviour and wellbeing.
Monitor their participation and progress, providing feedback to the teacher and parents and provide constructive support to the student of determination as they learn.
Annotate work with description of support given and resources used to complete the task.
Administer assessments, invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of student of determination’s work as directed by teachers.
Qualifications / Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of strategies which support positive behaviour to meet school expectations.
Support ethos of the learning environment
Ability to effectively communicate with pupils, parents and colleagues. To contribute purposefully to their team.
Good time management and organizational skills
Competent Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills at required level.
Attested Degree / College certificates
Spouse / Family Sponsorship
Police Clearance certificate
Previous relevant experience working with students of determination from in Secondary year groups essential.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s) :
Resume / CV