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SEN Support Assistants - Cardiff

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Job description

Our Specialist SEN branch here at Teaching Personnel work closely with a "super" school within the Cardiff that caters students aged 3-19 who have a wide range of Special Educational Needs. Within this school the children & young people are able to access vocational alternative lessons that are differentiated accordingly. You will work with every child baring in mind that they are an individual ensuring that their educational and therapeutic needs are met so that they can flourish both within the school and when they leave. A sensory approach to learning is fundamental for many of their pupils in order to help them make sense of the world around them and is embedded within their adapted curriculum.

It takes a specific person to work with pupils with severe learning difficulties. Class sizes can be as small as 8 pupils and there is a high ratio of LSA support. SLD/PMLD schools have pupils with complex needs, there may be pupils with degenerative illnesses, those who are completely non-verbal and communicate using basic signing tools like Makaton or through a series of lights and clickers. There may be pupils at the high end of the autism spectrum or with Cerebral Palsy. Ability levels can vary considerably. You'll be working with other professionals within the school, e.g. a nurse, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, etc

You must be able to use your own initiative and willing to get "stuck in" on occasions - some of these children & young people can display challenging behaviour you must be able to assist the school staff in defusing & de-escalating any situation as they arise. Having experience in supporting children and young people with a variety of additional needs is beneficial.

For more information please get in touch at your earliest convenience.

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.

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.

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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