Resume

Sign in

Learning Support Assistant

Location:
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted:
April 26, 2019

Contact this candidate

Resume:

Ritika Menon

Building R***, Umm Hurair, Za’abeel Road, Dubai, UAE

Mobile: 052*******; Email: ac87yu@r.postjobfree.com

Education

****-**** *** ********** (Honours) at King’s College London

Degree consists of group work, independent study and a Research Project. Achieved a high 2.1 degree (67%); equivalent GPA: 3.70.

2001-2015 Our Own English High School, Dubai, UAE

CBSE Grades: Psychology (93%), Physics (79%), Chemistry (90%), Biology (89%), English (72%)

Courses:

Registered Behavioral Technician Training (December, 2018):

oUndertook a 40-hour course on RBT training accredited by the KHDA

oSkills with proper implementation of ABA and behaviour therapy.

Mental Health First Aid (July, 2018)

oUndertook the Accredited MHFA 2-day course with Lighthouse Center for Wellbeing

oSkills with providing basic first aid support to people experiencing difficulties with Anxiety, Major Depression, Psychotic disorders and Alcohol and Substance use disorders.

Work Experience

January 2019- February 2019: Teaching Assistant at Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities

oExperience working closely with young children (aged 7-12 years) with autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, speech/language disorders and intellectual and learning disabilities

oAssisting the class teacher in teaching literacy, language, numeracy, general science, fine and gross motor skills, self-help skills, arts and crafts, etc.

oAssisted in care and supervision of children with regards to their physical, intellectual and emotional needs.

o Role involved helping children engage in class learning activities and helping with overcoming daily physical challenges (i.e. assisting with walking, wheelchairs, etc.), and supporting children’s basic care needs (e.g. during mealtimes)

oWorked with a team of teaching staff when conducting classroom activities

oPositive management of children’s interactions and behaviour

oAssisted with care and maintenance of classroom and equipment

oSupported and assisted in children’s outings and fieldtrips

oPrepared learning materials for different classes daily

oPrepared learning materials to adhere to each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP)

oTime management and Organisational skills: Managed learning materials for different classes by prioritizing tasks for each subject, setting deadlines for each task according to a date-based system and organizing materials for each subject into appropriate categories.

September 2018- Present: Volunteer at Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities

oExperience working closely with young children with autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, speech/language disorders and intellectual and learning disabilities

April 2018- August 2018 Volunteer at Highgate Mental Health Centre:

oExperience working with people with mental health difficulties, particularly Psychosis.

oVerbal Communication and Inter-personal skills: Was a greeter to service users at the reception of the Centre, kept them company whilst they waited for their session to begin and provided information to people on groups, the recovery college (teaching courses on mental health and wellbeing) and service user forums they can access.

June 2017-July 2017 Volunteering at Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre:

oTeamwork: Worked with fellow volunteers when delegating and completing tasks such as keeping the Centre clean, providing food to the residents and administration support.

Skill Set:

oAdministrative software packages: Adept at using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SPSS.

oWritten communication: Received positive feedback from module organiser about writing style and structure of coursework essays

oResearch skills: Collected quantitative data from 40 participants for final year Research Project, experienced with entering and analysing data using SPSS.

oAwarded the King’s Leadership and Professional Skills Award: An opportunity to reflect on my strengths, develop valuable employability skills, leadership skills, creativity and knowledge of careers and learn how to communicate these skills in a careers context.

References:

Dr. Charlotte Russell

University Personal Tutor

Institute of Psychology Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Denmark Hill

King’s College London

ac87yu@r.postjobfree.com

Ms Ranjini Ramnath

Head of Teaching Department

Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities

ac87yu@r.postjobfree.com 971*-***-****



Contact this candidate