Pace is a charity that provides first class education, therapy and support for children aged 0-18 with cerebral palsy, related sensory motor disorders and development delay, and support and guidance for their families. Our aim is to lead the way in the delivery of innovative and effective educational and developmental provision that focuses on the development of independence skills in all areas while recognising that every child is different and has unique potential.
Overview of the role
A Learning Support Assistant (LSA) at Pace acts as an integral member of transdisciplinary team, supporting the delivery of high quality integrated programmes throughout the day which meet the needs of the whole child within a Conductive framework and which reflects the ethos of Pace practice.
A Pace LSA will be expected to develop their skills in relation to facilitation, both physical and verbal, in order to enhance the learning and attainment of the children in relation to their goals.
The role involves the development of good observational skills which will contribute to assessments and transdisciplinary discussion such as Individual Education Plan review meetings.
Dependent on the individual staff member, there may be an opportunity to develop skills in relation to programme planning and delivery.
An LSA at Pace requires a highly patient, conscientious and open minded nature with a positive outlook and a genuine love of the job, which can be physically and emotionally challenging at times.
The role requires a good level of communication and teamwork skills in order to work effectively within the transdisciplinary team.
Key responsibilities and duties
To participate actively in creating an appropriately stimulating learning environment in accordance with the curriculum policy of the group and communication strategies for the children in the group.
To provide verbal and physical support for the children as part of their daily motor and self-care programmes in line with Pace policies and procedures.
Experience in working with physical disabilities/special educational needs would be an advantage but not essential as extensive in-service training is provided.
Pace is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and an enhanced DBS will be required