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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Support assistant / Support (SEN experience needed)

A lovely SEN school in the Portsmouth area are seeking a hardworking and positive support assistant to join them.

You will work with pupils who have SEN inside and outside the classroom, being an aid in their learning and managing their behaviour. You will monitor the pupils’ progress and report it to their class teacher, providing feedback and discussing solutions to help them succeed and excel. As some pupils will have come from difficult backgrounds, it is essential you are patient and empathetic.

The ideal applicant must have previous experience working with children or young people, ideally in a school setting.

What we look for in Support Assistants:

  • Previous experience working with children or young people
  • Strong experience with SEN pupils such as ADHD, Challenging Behaviour, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Strong behaviour management and communication skills

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and support a child with complex learning difficulties and help them reach their potential in a professional and caring manner
  • Be reliable and punctual when working individually in the community or when part of a team and supporting colleagues to do their jobs
  • Actively plan and join in play and youth activities including swimming, ball games, messy play and music
  • Be prepared to communicate differently with a wide range of people
  • Keep records and write reports when required
  • Ensure the highest level of safety and safeguarding at all times

The Role:

  • Applicants will be working in a classroom supporting assistants and fellow support workers on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with pupils.
  • The role will operate between 8:30 - 15:30, Monday - Friday.
  • Full time is preferred but part time applicants may still apply.
  • Salary will be discussed during the interview process.

If you have a background in youth work or sports coaching, you are encouraged to apply.

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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