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SEN Support Worker

Job description

A special school in Bradford are seeking a Support Worker on a part-time basis in September 2020.

The school is located in Heaton (BD9) and provides an alternative, highly sensory curriculum for pupils aged 3-19 with a range of additional needs.

The successful applicant will provide support for pupils with special educational needs, including:

  • Autism
  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Moderate and Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Global Developmental Delay

As a Support Worker, you will ensure that the pupils can integrate as fully as possible in the activities as directed by class teachers. Duties will include running specific programmes and activities to assist the pupils’ individual learning and social needs.  You will be responsible for implementing the targets on the pupils’ Individual Education Plan (IEP) in liaison with the class teachers and the SENCo.

This role will involve liaison with the school’s SENCO, Head Teacher, Class teachers, Deputy Head and other support staff, which may include outside agencies, e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psycholgists and medical staff.

Key Duties:

  • To provide learning support for pupils in class or in 1:1 situations
  • To develop knowledge of the particular needs of the children and seek advice from the SENCo, class teacher and outside agencies as required
  • To aid access to the full range of learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom and provide modified materials as required e.g. worksheets, games, visual prompt cards etc.
  • To make or modify resources as suggested and advised by the SENCo, Educational Psychologist or other outside agencies
  • To organise and maintain an inclusive learning environment across the whole school environment
  • Provide positive reinforcements, praise and rewards to pupils
  • Facilitate inclusion in small group activities with peers and support interaction between them
  • To work as part of the team to ensure that the well being and personal development of the pupil enhances their learning opportunities and life skills
  • To provide regular feedback to the SENCo and, where necessary, relevant outside agencies about any pupil’s difficulties and progress
  • To foster links between home and school
  • To understand and apply the school policies on learning and behaviour, and the statutory guidelines relating to disability discrimination and special educational needs

In addition to support for learning, this role may also include the personal care of pupils.

You will need to have prior experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs in an education or care setting, with the knowledge and understanding of the different social, cultural and physical needs of pupils. We would also like to hear from individuals with training in areas including Team Teach, Moving and Handling, Intensive Interaction, Makaton and/or PECs.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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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