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ALN Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit a teaching assistant to work with a client school based in Cardiff. This school is SEN specific, supporting children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties), EBD (Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) and S&L (Speech and Language).

Candidates with additional qualifications, such as Makaton, Manual Handling, Team Teach and PECS would be advantageous. Training can be provided.

Applicants will have considerable, recent experience of working with children within a Primary or Secondary capacity, and whose background has involved specifically working with children requiring behavioural and emotional support.

DUTIES:

  • Work on a one to one basis and small group basis with children with special educational needs.
  • Act in accordance with school policies, procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection, health and safety advice and behaviour management.
  • In conjunction with the designated teacher, contribute to the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of learning programmes for individuals.
  • Participate in the delivery of local and national initiatives, for example literacy and numeracy strategies etc.
  • Monitor and contribute to the assessment and recording of the child's development, including keeping observational records where appropriate. Be involved in the sharing of this information.
  • Contributing to the preparation and tidying of classrooms and outdoor areas, including washing paint pots / brushes, mixing paints, clearing spilt paints or liquids, assembling climbing equipment, filling and emptying water tubs, washing cookery equipment, cutting paper etc.
  • Exercise supervision of children during the school day, inside and outside.
  • Assist with resolving behavioural and emotional problems of children.
  • Monitor and report on identified pupils in and out of the classroom.
  • Promote development and learning in the areas of physical, emotional, academic and social education.
  • To assist children with language development, particularly oral language and taking part in individual and group discussion with children, storytelling and reading, mime and music work under the direct supervision of the teacher.
  • To develop good relationships with children, parents and other professionals.
  • Help to promote children's self esteem
  • Provide appropriate experiences for individual children and groups in accordance with the school's planned curriculum policies.

Do you have experience working with children with Special Educational Needs? If yes! Please feel free to contact Matt our SEN specialist, we would love to hear from you.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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