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SEN Teaching Assistant

One of our regular using schools in LS9 are seeking an experienced SEN TA to work with an autistic child in Year 4 on a 1-2-1 basis for the rest of the academic year, with the possibility of a permanent contract with the school from September. If you are experienced in supporting SEN children in an educational or care-based setting then read on to find out more details, as this could be the role for you!

The role is initially full-time from September until the Christmas holidays but, depending on the effectiveness of this and the additional funding, this is likely to be extended. 

The child in question exhibits challenging behaviour at times and therefore the school need someone experienced and trustworthy enough to be able to effectively deal with this in a safe and calm way. The child can often become agitated and restless, so the Head needs someone who can take the child from class when necessary and calm them down on a 1-2-1 basis. For this reason, experience of 1-2-1 SEND support in any capacity such as a care home or specialist provision would be highly thought of by school as this would tend to involve a similar skill set, despite it being in a mainstream primary setting. However, the school are also keen to stress that they want the child to maximise time in whole class activity, so when possible would prefer the child to stay in class and engage with their peers.

Ideal Candidate: 

- Hold a level 3 or higher relevant qualification such as Teaching Assistant Level 3, Health and Social Care qualification etc. 
- Have experience supporting children with SEN. 
- Have at least 6 months experience working with children in an educational or residential setting. 
- Have a calm and patient manner with the ability to manage challenging behaviour. 
- Be confident in developing nurturing and supportive relationships with young children. 
- Have relevant training or be willing to undergo training. 
- Hold a DBS on the update service or be willing to apply for one. 

If you match the criteria set out by the school and are seeking support work for next academic year, then please hit ‘apply’ below. Your CV will first be assessed by us at Teaching Personnel before managing the application process for a select number of candidates, and arranging online interviews with the school once registration and vetting is complete.

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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