A Special Educational Needs and Mental Health (SEMH) Learning Support Assistant (LSA) in Thanet is an individual who provides support to students with special educational needs and mental health difficulties within a school or educational setting.
The job description may vary depending on the specific requirements of the school, individual or organization, but generally, the responsibilities of an SEMH LSA in Thanet may include:
Supporting students: Work closely with individual students or small groups to provide academic, emotional, and behavioural support. Help students to access the curriculum and participate in classroom activities.
Behaviour management: Assist in implementing behaviour management strategies and techniques to promote positive behaviour and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment.
Individualized support: Collaborate with teachers, SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), and other professionals to develop and implement individual education plans (IEPs) and support strategies tailored to the specific needs of each student.
Emotional support: Provide emotional support and guidance to students with mental health difficulties, helping them to develop coping strategies, manage their emotions, and build resilience. Assisting student to regulate their emotions. Teaching them coping mechanisms.
Record keeping: Maintain accurate records of student progress, behavior incidents, and interventions, ensuring confidentiality and adherence to data protection regulations.
Liaison and communication: Establish effective communication channels with parents, teachers, and other professionals involved in the students’ care. Attend meetings and contribute to the development of support plans.
Inclusion and integration: Promote the inclusion and integration of students with SEMH needs into mainstream classrooms and school activities, fostering a sense of belonging and social interaction.
Personal care: Depending on the specific needs of the students, provide personal care support, such as assistance with toileting, feeding, and mobility.
Training and development: Stay updated with relevant training and professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in supporting students with SEMH needs.
It’s important to note that the job description can vary depending on the school’s specific requirements, the age group of students being supported, and the severity of the students’ SEMH needs. Additionally, the responsibilities outlined above should be viewed as a general guideline, and specific duties may differ from one school or organization to another.
The ideal candidate:
** Experience working with children
** Demonstrate positive behaviour management
** Good communication and organisation skills
** Right to work in the UK
** Enhanced DBS on the Update Service. Candidates without an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service will have to apply for a new one at their own cost.
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