Outreach LSA/Tutor

Posted 01 July 2024
Salary £14 - £15 per hour
Job type Part-time
Discipline Special Education Needs
Contact NameJude Celestine

Job description

Outreach Learning Support Assistant (1:1 Support for Young Male)

Location:Southminster but programme based in Chelmsford
Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Role Overview:
As an Outreach Learning Support Assistant, you will provide dedicated 1:1 support for a young male student with high anxiety, gender dysphoria, and non-binary identity. The student has strong communication skills when discussing topics of interest, is highly capable, caring, and has a keen interest in world affairs. The role will involve managing his high anxiety, supporting his emotional responses, and understanding his pathological demand avoidance traits.

Key Responsibilities:
- Provide personalised 1:1 support tailored to the student's needs during home sessions and other settings.
- Assist in developing and implementing individualised learning and support plans.
- Foster a supportive and inclusive environment to help the student stay calm and engaged.
- Support the student in developing academic, social, and emotional skills.
- Monitor and report on the student's progress and behaviour.
- Manage and address high anxiety and support the student's emotional responses.
- Collaborate with teachers, support staff, and external agencies to ensure cohesive support for the student.
- Facilitate communication between the college, the student, and the family.
- Assist with the preparation and adaptation of learning materials to suit the student's interests and needs.
- Participate in training and professional development to stay current with best practices in supporting students with special needs.
- Engage with the student's interests in 'Dungeons and Dragons' and 'Warhammer' to build rapport and support learning.

- Experience working with students with high anxiety, gender dysphoria, or other special educational needs.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and families.
- Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the student.
- A proactive and supportive approach to student engagement and learning.
- Knowledge of or interest in 'Dungeons and Dragons' and 'Warhammer'.
- Relevant qualifications in education or support work are desirable.

Please submit your CV