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SEMH/SEN Teaching Assistants Needed for November start

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Teaching Personnel are seeking Teaching Assistants for a Behaviour Support role in a Coventry Pupil Referral Unit (PRU).

You will be working with pupils between 11 and 16 years old with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. The pupils have been excluded from mainstream education and regularly display challenging behaviour. You will be able to build a rapport with young people and establish values based on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Experience within this sector, or a similar sector, is desirable however this is not essential.

You may be required to support pupils on a 1:1 basis, as well as 2:1, or a small group, with varying levels of SEN. Therefore, it is essential that you can tailor the support to suit the pupils' needs. You will be expected to engage with the pupils and build their self-confidence, with the aim of equipping them with educational and social skills and qualifications.

This role is suitable for those with previous experience as a youth worker, peer co-ordinator, teacher for youth offenders, children's charity worker. Involvement in projects that support pupils with difficulties is also favourable.

Relevant training, such as Team Teach, First Aid, Health & Safety in Education, Mental Health & Well-being in Children and Young People, are all desirable but not essential. Teaching Personnel do encourage our teachers to complete training courses, therefore we do offer opportunities for courses either for free or at a highly subsidised rate. If this is something that interests you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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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