Learning support coordinators provide extensive assistance to teachers and students in an academic environment. The basic idea behind hiring a learning support coordinator is to ensure that students’ special requirements and additional learning needs are met. These individuals work in cooperation with teachers and other staff members to serve the best interests of the academic environment and the students that are part of it.
To be considered eligible to work at this position, one has to possess a degree in community learning or a similar discipline. A high level of integrity and a solid background in handling the diverse needs of individual students are the two main prerequisites of working as a learning support coordinator. Ability to keep abreast of current trends and educational developments, capability of promoting practices based on sound educational research, commitment to the development of professional self in accordance with professional teaching standards, and knowledge of carrying out duties to facilitate staff meetings are all qualifications that a learning support coordinator needs in order to work well in this area.
Working as a learning support coordinator means that you will need to be patient and understanding, and possess the ability to delve deep into issues, analyze them and then ensure that appropriate solutions are created and implemented. On any typical day working as a learning support coordinator, you will be performing some or all of the duties listed below:
• Determine student population and requirements of additional learning support for individual students
• Develop creative and engaging activities and programs for students across many subjects to ensure that individual learning needs are met
• Provide inclusion and integration support for students with special needs and develop appropriate applications for them to help them gain community service access
• Facilitate and coordinate development and implementation of IEPs, ensuring that appropriate adjustments are managed within the regular curriculum
• Supervise teacher aides who are working with identified students to ensure that their implementation of special support work is immaculate
• Facilitate adaptation and access physical environments to ensure verified students’ wellbeing and to encourage them to take part in the program
• Develop, implement and oversee transition processes and programs, and implement strategies to enhance students’ social, interpersonal and communication skills
• Interview students and their parents or guardians to determine the extent and type of special learning support that they need
• Monitor and review support at regular interviews to ensure their efficacy, and provide additional intervention where required