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SEN General Teaching Assistant

Job description

SEN support assistant needed for a school in Barnsley

  • SEN experienced required
  • Passionate educator
  • Excellent and negotiable rates of pay

Would you like to make a real difference in a child’s education?

Are you passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs?

We are currently looking for experienced teaching assistants to work at our SEN school in Barnsley. The ideal candidate will need to be someone who can be extremely committed to the role as continuity to these children is essential.

You will be required to support these pupils and reengaged them as fully a possible back in to education and a curriculum tailored to them. Your role will include nurture and offer additional support with communication, including those pupils with a mechanical system of communication and PECS. You may also be required to use British Sign Language and/or Makaton, (a form of sign language for SEN pupils) so training in either of these would be beneficial. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in to a great working atmosphere.

In addition to this you will have strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate with families, carers and a multidisciplinary team of teaching staff, social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists. You will be organised, patient and confident, with a sound understanding of meeting the social, emotional and mental health needs of young people with Special Educational Needs.

Experience or training in the following is also desirable:

· Picture Exchange Communication (PECS)

· Makaton or BSL (to any level)

· Autism Awareness/ASC Training

· Team Teach

· Moving and Handling

If you believe you will be the right fit for the role and/ or for more information regarding this role, please call Sarah Franks on 0113 224 0234 or email your CV to
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