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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Personnel work closely with a SEN school in Lewis, who are looking for an SEN Carer Teaching Assistant to immediately join their team. To support a small class of children with their learning needs. The class have multiple special educational needs... Skills that you will need to require;

  • Experience either working with children or providing personal care - No classroom experience is necessary
  • Enhanced DBS on the update service - Teaching Personnel can help you apply for this if required!
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills 

 The Role:

 The successful candidate will join the school as soon as possible or from January 2020. This school is an all through special school which caters for students aged between 3-19 with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties, and those on the Autistic Spectrum. This school caters for students with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), complex needs and SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties). The majority of students are non-verbal and with such a wide range of learning difficulties, and students are supported by a multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists and speech and language therapists.

 The Candidate:

Many students communicate non-verbally, so being able to use PECs and Makaton will be ideal. Some students have challenging behaviour and you will be ideally Team Teach trained (although this is not a requirement). Personal Care (feeding and toileting) is required and you will assess individual learning needs and work on a group basis.

Please be aware all teaching assistants are required to have an enhanced DBS on the update service, or be willing to apply for one

If you’re suited to this role, please contact Harry, Ford SEN Recruitment Consultant on the details provided.


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.

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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