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SEN General Teaching Assistant

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Job description

SEN TA's required in Blackburn & Burnley (PMLD & ASC)

  • Long term / Permanent opportunities available
  • CPD courses available in Team Teach, Moving & Handling and Autism Awareness

I am seeking Teaching Assistants with experience or a willingness to undertake work in SEN Schools ASAP.

I am currently working alongside two large SEN Schools who have a regular need for cover which is leading to longer term work for candidates who impress.

I have outlined further information below:

ASC TA's: The students attend the school due to a diagnosis of Autism and many have co-existing conditions including ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning disabilities, disruptive behaviour disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, tics and Tourette syndrome, epilepsy and learning disabilities. You must be confident and capable of supporting pupils who have problems with communication, toileting, eating or have sensory difficulties. You must have experience in supporting children / adults with Autism or have a close personal connection to Autism. Candidates with Team Teach or experience in PECS and / or Makaton are highly sought after.

PMLD TA's: The school caters for pupils aged 3-19 with complex physical and sensory impairments. It will be your role to support pupils to access a highly bespoke and tailored curriculum. You must have experience of supporting young people or adults with physical disabilities and/or additional needs. You will be comfortable providing personal care and ideally will possess a Moving and Handling certificate (although this training can be provided).

Please send a copy of your CV to

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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