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PMLD Teaching Assistant

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Job description

SLD and PMLD TA's needed across Nottingham!

  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available.
  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • CPD courses available: TeamTeach, Autism Awareness and NASEN Training.

Teaching Personnel are working with a number of clients across Nottinghamshire who require Teaching Assistants who specialise in working with young people who have Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

Responsibilities will include:

- Working as a general support assistant with a variety of pupils, in addition to being assigned to work on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with specific students.

- Ensure a high standard of personal care for each student, including matters of physical wellbeing and personal hygiene

- To ensure the safety of Students and other staff at all times.

- Contribute and adhere to student behaviour management strategies.

The ideal candidate will be:

- Minimum of one year’s previous experience of working with young people who have severe learning difficulties and who present with challenging behaviour.

- Excellent people skills – able to liaise with a variety of school staff, students and professionals

- Willing to undertake personal care requirements including toileting, feeding and changing

- Trained in manual handling and confident to use equipment e.g. wheelchairs, frames and hoists.

- The ability to work under pressure in challenging circumstances

- The ability to work on ones own initiative and as part of a committed team

- Good time management and personal organisation

- Ideally a driver with a valid current driving licence and a car

- Level 3 qualified (desirable but NOT essential)

- Any additional training is desirable e.g. Tracheostomy/Medication/Epilepsy/PEG Feeding, however this is NOT essential.

To apply for this type of work with Teaching Personnel, please contact Luke McDonald on

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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