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 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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