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SEN Support/Teaching Assistant

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SEN Support and Teaching Assistant

An Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Primary School in Sloane Square, Chelsea is looking to recruit SEN Support and Teaching Assistants to start in September 2020.

Working closely with an amazing group of special needs children in a school where you are supported and treated as a valued member of their staff team.

We are looking to appoint full-time SEN support and teaching assistants to work within the school’s autism provision. The school in Chelsea is eager to have confident special needs experienced support assistants for roles in class working 1:1 with children with special needs.

Having children in the department diagnosed with a range of learning, social, physical and sensory needs those with caring or early years backgrounds have transferrable skills beneficial to the children’s support.

You will support pupils transitioning back into class, delivering tailored learning programmes. Some pupils in class will be non-verbal, have limited speech and learning below national level (P scales). Having experience with personal care (toilet training/support) might be necessary.

Successful SEN support and teaching assistants will need to have a positive approach and be flexible with supporting across classes due to the increased needs within the school.

The ideal SEN support/teaching assistant will be:

  • Experienced supporting children with special educational needs particularly autism
  • Confident supporting with academic learning and development though therapies
  • Able to work full-time in Sloane Square, Chelsea
  • Experience with personal care (toileting training/support) may be necessary with some pupils
  • Experience in care, Early Years or play work is highly beneficial
  • Sensory and visual resources such as PECS, TEACCH, Makaton, EyeGaze experience is highly beneficial
  • Experience supporting with therapies (physiotherapy, speech and/or occupational therapy) is a plus

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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