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Autism Assistant Needed

Job description

Role will start in ASAP 2018
Teaching Assistants required for fantastic school outside Newport
* Competitive rates of pay (£54 - £60 per day!)
* Exciting opportunity to work in a fantastic SEN Department with in secondary School!
* Ongoing CPD opportunities including Team Teach and Autism Awareness

Teaching Personnel are looking for 2 Teaching Assistants. The school caters for students with high functioning Autism who can present with challenging behaviour. One of the roles will be general classroom support whilst the other is a 1:1 role where you will be specifically supporting a student.
Most of the students are academically extremely bright and will be sitting GCSE's, however they struggle with social skills so will need support to keep them motivated and engaged. Many will present with challenging behaviour so we are looking for people who can deal with this calmly and professionally on a regular basis.

Do you have the following skills?
* Level 3 NVQ or equivalent qualification (desirable but NOT essential).
* Experience working in a school or residential setting with children who have Special Educational Needs (experience working with Autism or Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties are areas of particular interest)
* Calm and patient, nurturing personality
* Experienced managing challenging behaviour calmly and with confidence.
* Confident to implement and follow Individual Education Plans and be willing to contribute to Education, Health and Care Plans with the support of the class teacher
* Experience supporting pupils on a 1:1 and whole class basis, in addition to supporting with trips outside of the school grounds
* Team Teach training or other equivalent behaviour management training (desirable but NOT essential)

If you think you have the relevant skill set for this role, please contact Lewis on 02920660276 and email your CV

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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