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BSL Trained Learning Support Assistant Colchester Essex

Vacancy Details: BSL Trained Learning Support Assistant Colchester Essex

Contract Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children with special educational needs? We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Learning Support Assistant to join our supportive team in a vibrant school located in Colchester. This role is especially suited for individuals who have experience working with hearing-impaired children and are proficient in British Sign Language (BSL) and/or Makaton.

About the Role: 

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be working one-on-one with a hearing-impaired child, providing tailored support both within the classroom environment and during various school activities. Your role will be pivotal in facilitating the child’s communication, learning, and overall participation in school life.

Key Responsibilities:

– Assist in the development and implementation of EHCPs specifically designed for the child’s needs.
– Facilitate effective communication using BSL and/or Makaton to support the child’s understanding and expression.
– Provide some personal care assistance, ensuring dignity and respect at all times.
– Collaborate with teachers, special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs), and parents to promote the child’s educational and social development.
– Employ inclusive teaching tools and methods to aid the child’s learning and integration.
– Monitor and record the child’s progress, adapting techniques as needed to maximise effectiveness.


– BSL Level 1 certification as a minimum; higher qualifications or experience in Makaton are highly desirable.
– Proven experience in supporting children with special educational needs, particularly with hearing impairments.
– Understanding and patience to manage the additional challenges faced by hearing-impaired children.
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
– A commitment to inclusive education and the principles of equality and diversity.

What We Offer:

– Competitive daily rate
– Opportunities for professional development and further training.
– Supportive and inclusive work environment.
– Flexible working hours to accommodate full-time or part-time preferences.

If you are looking for a rewarding role that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in a child’s educational journey, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing your experience with BSL/Makaton and your passion for working with special educational needs.

Who are 4myschools?

4myschools is an education recruitment employment business who have been supplying schools with dedicated, outstanding teachers and support staff since the business opened in 2009.
We believe in working with our candidates. You have complete autonomy of when and where you want to work.

We give back! Every time a school uses 4myschools we give charitable donations for access to education. You can find out more about our giving back on our website: http://www.4myschools.org

4myschools have been awarded with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Audited in Education Gold Recruitment Standard. https://recawards.evessiocloud.com/recawards2023/en/page/hall-of-fame

We received a compliance score of 100%, for the 12th consecutive year.

The REC Gold Education Recruitment Standard certifies that 4myschools policies and procedures fully comply with all legal requirements.

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