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Student support Assistant in a charity in UK

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  • Salary: £16000 - £18000
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  • Job ID: 02195
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Job Description

Our collaborator is a School and College that provides education and care for physically disabled children and young adults between the age of 2 -24. Enabling Education is their main aim and this is achieved through a combination of Teaching, Care, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech, and Language Therapy. They are currently looking for employees to join their team and make a career in the UK.

Location

Town in south west UK. The location of this institution is a lovely countryside town with 20.000 inhabitants. It has historical buildings, modern shops, and quite well-known markets. It is a wonderful place and has quite nearby London, Brighton and other important cities (not possible to go and come back every day)

Field

KEY TASKS

  • Classroom
  • Preparation of materials for all lessons and clearing up afterwards e.g. photocopying, laminating,
    assisting with classroom displays and preparing teaching materials
  • Helping “set up” students with a range of computer equipment
  • Assisting with therapy programmes.
  • Working alongside the therapists to encourage students to effectively access the whole curriculum
  • Guiding students in carrying out the work set by the teacher (this may be as the person in charge of a
    small group with no teacher present)
  • Helping with maintenance of teaching aids and equipment in classrooms
  • There is a requirement for SSAs scribe or invigilate during examinations up to GCSE or ‘A’ level standard
  • Support teachers/tutors in maintaining good records of student progress

Care Support Duties

  • To help implement all aspects of individual care plans, including the administering of drugs and
    medication, in line with required Trust policy and procedure
  • To encourage the students to do as much as possible for themselves by guiding them and showing them
    what to do when necessary
  • Helping students in all aspects of daily living including washing, dressing, bathing, showering and after
    toilet hygiene
  • Implement the individual Young Persons Plans
  • Assist students with their nutritional requirements, e.g. serving meals, assisting with feeding, preparing
    drinks, meals and snacks
  • Assisting in changing students and participating in PE and Swimming. (Personal circumstances will be
    considered)
  • To assist students to achieve their ILP/IEP goals

To keep robust records in line with regulatory requirements

Trips/Visits

  • Assisting with outings that are taking groups or individual students off site

Other duties

  • To support the Trust in safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all students
  • To comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person
  • To maintain and develop own professional knowledge and awareness
  • To undertake any other such duties or general tasks and hours of work as may reasonably be required
    and any other responsibilities, which may from time to time, be delegated by your manager
  • A job description is not a rigid or inflexible document but acts to provide guidelines to the duties expected
    while in the post
  • This job description will be reviewed and amended in the light of changing professional demandsPerson Specification – Student Support Assistant

MINIMUM DESIRABLE

Qualifications
1. Good standard of General Education including evidence of GCSE English and Maths at grade C  or above (or equivalent).
2. Hold (or be prepared to work towards) a relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification e.g. Health and Social Care, Healthcare Support, Supporting Teaching and Learning or Specialist Support for Teaching  and Learning (or equivalent).

1. Level 2 or 3 qualification in Health and Social Care, Healthcare Support, Supporting Teaching and Learning or Specialist Support for Teaching
and Learning (or equivalent)
2. CIEH level 2 Award H&S in the Workplace Qualification
3. Level 2 IT Qualification (or be prepared to work towards)

Skills and Knowledge
1. Basic computing knowledge e.g. Microsoft Word
2. Good written and verbal communication skills
3. Able to understand or to develop an understanding
of the needs of children/young adults with a
disability
4. A willingness to support the students in developing
independence skills and self-advocacy
5. Able to work under pressure
6. Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
7. Must be able to show initiative
8. Ability to stand back from a situation and let a
student try something for themselves

Experience
1. Previous experience of working in a caring environment and/or with people with a learning difficulty or disability

2.Experience of working in a classroom or with students with special needs.

Personal qualities
1. A commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students
2. Willingness and ability to undertake work related training and utilize new skills and knowledge to enable improved support
3. To be able to provide personal care relevant to the students’ needs
4. Willing to work a flexible rota, to include alternate weekends

Physical requirements
1. Ability to ensure students comfort and to assist with transfers
2. Must be able to cope with the physical demands of the job
3. Pushing wheelchairs and standing frames
4. Constant standing/walking
5. Assist students with walking, sitting and other activities of daily living
6. Moving and handling of students by means of mechanical aids
7. Manual Handling requirements within MH guidelines

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