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Teaching Personnel are currently seeking a Teaching Assistant for a 1:1 SEN Support role in a Thurrock school.

You will be working directly with a student who has complex needs and as a result can often demonstrate challenging behaviour. Due to this, the successful candidate must hold a valid Team Teach certificate, or be able to refresh this training over the Autumn Term (October 2018). The student is moving in to year 7 however you may be required to work with other students in the school who are aged between 4 and 16 years old. The school is a specialist setting for students with moderate and severe learning difficulties. You will be able to build a rapport with young people and establish values based on mutual respect, trust and understanding.

As a Team Teach trained Teaching Assistant you will:

  • Be able to state the basic values, rationale and principles of the Team-Teach Approach
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of relevant legal standards and expectations related to use of force
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the reporting, recording, monitoring and evaluating requirements of incidents involving physical controls and reasonable force
  • Have knowledge and understanding of aggression and conflict, being able to recognise typical signs and causes. Have knowledge and understanding of the importance of using de-escalation strategies where possible
  • Have knowledge and understanding of a whole setting holistic approach to behaviour management, including the importance of self-awareness and self-control whilst managing challenging behaviour
  • Be able to conduct a follow up process with the service users and is aware of the importance of a support and supervision, repair and reflection process for both staff and individuals involved following a serious incident involving positive handling strategies

The school is easily accessible by both car and public transport from the local areas. The staff are extremely welcoming and supportive in this specialist provision.

If you would like to apply for this role, please contact Stacey asap.

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.

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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