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SEN General Teaching Assistant

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Experienced SEN Support Assistant Required for Specialist Schools in Sheffield

  • Are you passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs?
  • Would you like to make a real difference in a child’s education?
  • Pay will range between £60-£85 depending on experience

We are currently looking for experienced teaching assistants to work at our SEN schools in Sheffield to start from September doing short term days and with the opportunity to become a long term member of staff by the start of the October half term. The ideal candidate will need to be someone who can be extremely committed to the role as continuity to these children is essential.

The schools predominately through schools and cater for primary ages through to secondary with a range of SEN (including Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language Delay). 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.

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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