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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Personnel are currently working alongside a Specialist SEN School, who are looking to assign a teaching assistant with the aspiration of an immediate start a role supporting pupils with learning difficulties on a 1:1 basis as well as with small groups.

The school caters for pupils aged 3-19 with a range of SEN which includes Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language Delay. You will need to be the flexible individual and be prepared to work in different areas 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.

As the successful candidate you will be strong minded and have high 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.

The following qualifications or knowledge of the following will be highly desirable but not essential

  • 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 Chris our SEN specialist or send a copy of your CV through.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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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