Experienced SEN Support Assistant Required for Specialist School in North Leeds
- Experience working with pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- Additional training in PECS, Team Teach and/or Moving and Handing desirable
- Excellent communication skills
Teaching Personnel are working closely with a Specialist SEN School in North Leeds, looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant, to start as soon as possible with the opportunity to become a permanent member of staff
The school caters for pupils aged 2-19 with a range of SEN (including Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language Delay). You will be required to work across the school, supporting pupils with a wide range of additional needs. Your role will be to support pupils requiring 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. You must also be comfortable supporting pupils with personal care needs.
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
For more information or to apply for this role, please call Rebecca Holden on 0113 224 0234 or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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