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SEN Teaching Assistant required

Job description

  • Have you got experience working with secondary aged pupils with SEMH difficulties (EBD) or challenging behaviour. Are you tolerant to violent behaviours and abusive language?
  • Are you looking to work in an education setting and believe you could positively influence the lives of pupils in school who have came from vulnerable background?
  • Do you have any experience in any of the following backgrounds: care services, prisons, youth worker, sports coaching or psychology?

SEN Teaching Assistant Role

Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit SEN Teaching Assistants to work within a pupil referral unit in Wirral. You will be working with a dedicated and encouraging team to help support pupils who have challenging behaviour. We are looking for people that are flexible and can work on a day to day basis as well as people that would like long term work. There is one outstanding vacancy for a TA which is part time, long term at the moment.

SEN Teaching Assistant - The School

Nearly all students attending our client school are permanently excluded from their mainstream schools, or are at risk of being permanently excluded. Students can be admitted at any time meaning numbers at the school fluctuate considerably. Most students are in KS4 with boys out numbering girls; relatively few students have a statement of special educational needs.

The pupils all have SEMH difficulties and the majority of pupils are very challenging.

SEN Teaching Assistant - Responsibilities

*To encourage pupils to join in with all activities and to take a full and active part in school life.

*To prepare, modify and adapt resources and learning materials for the pupil as agreed with the class teacher and other professionals.

*To assist in resolving any behavioural, social and emotional difficulties which may arise.

*To encourage the pupil to develop a positive self image, and to develop confidence in their abilities and communication with others.

SEN Teaching Assistant - Requirements

For this school, it is not essential to have worked in a school previously however working with secondary aged children in some capacity is preferred. There are no specific qualifications required in terms of Teaching Assistant qualifications but having behaviour management training such as Team-Teach or MAPA is highly desirable.

The type of person who usually gets on well in this type of environment usually comes from one of the following backgrounds: care services, prisons, youth workers, sports coaching and psychology. You need to be very resilient and not effected by foul and abusive language and behaviour.

SEN Teaching Assistant - Contact

All teaching assistants/ LSA's interested will need to email with an up to date CV or call the office for more info on 0151 244 5430

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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