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Care/teaching assistant for special needs school South Croydon

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Job description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your career as an SEN teaching assistant?

  • Work in the secondary department of an outstanding SEN school in South Croydon
  • £55-£75 per day, dependent on experience
  • Excellent transport links
  • Work term time only, 08:30am-15:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Outstanding senior leadership team
  • Fantastic reputation in the local area

This role will suit someone available for full time work, who can start in May 2019. You will provide 1:1 support for a key stage 4 class, comprised of 6 students who have mixed, complex needs. You must have experience of working with special needs, particularly those who have physical disabilities and require toileting and hoisting assistance.

You will work with children who have severe learning difficulties and are mostly non-verbal communicators, following direction from the class teacher and working collaboratively with 3 other teaching assistants. You will be a crucial component in the children's sensory, social, speech, language and communication development. It would be beneficial if you have prior experience of using PECs or Makaton as this will be something you use every day.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will be able to provide personal care throughout the day, including toileting and changing students
  • Will be able to use hoisting equipment for children in wheelchairs (moving and handling training is desirable)
  • Will be able to commit to working at this school full time, long term and potentially become a permanent member of staff in the future
  • Will be committed to their own professional development, and will take every opportunity to attend training courses either at the school or through Teaching Personnel
  • Will already be able to use PECs or Makaton, or will be willing to learn

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. You must have a child workforce DBS on the update service, or be willing to complete a new application as soon as possible.

Send your CV to Teaching Personnel to be considered for this job.

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