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SEN Teaching Assistant/SEN Teacher

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Job description

Are you a qualified Teaching Assistant with an understanding of SEN looking for an opportunity to develop your career? Do you have a level 3 TA qualification or equivalent?

We are currently recruiting for an SEN Teaching Assistant in the Northamptonshire region. The position is at a specialist SEN school that caters for young people include ASD, ADHD, Complex needs, obsessive compulsive disorder and attachment disorders. The school believes that all young people should be provided with appropriate education in a safe, stable, containing learning environment. Special needs teaching assistants are given opportunities to succeed through the use of highly personalised individual education plans to help support their students.

You'll need:

  • Sensitivity and understanding
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • To enjoy working with other people
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • To be flexible and open to change
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • Knowledge of psychology

In this role you could be:

  • Preparing learning materials under the supervision of the teacher
  • Working inside or outside the classroom with individuals or groups
  • Adapting support according to needs
  • Looking after children's physical, social and emotional welfare
  • Creating a stimulating environment
  • Giving information and help to teachers
  • Keeping records and attending review meeting

The school will provide access to specific training, like British Sign Language and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) courses. They may also provide training on learning difficulties like dyslexia or autism. With experience, you may take a course to become a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA). With further study you could become a fully qualified SEN or mainstream teacher.

Teaching Personnel are the UK's leading Education Recruitment Agency and we are recruiting for similar vacancies across Northamptonshire.

In order to register with Teaching Personnel, candidates are required to have Child Workforce DBS registered on the update service. All candidates are required to complete a Safeguarding course through Teaching Personnel, or provide a relevant safeguarding certificate during your registration process. All offers are conditional upon satisfactory vetting checks and references.

Are you dedicated, compassionate, motivated and inspirational? Do you have a keen interest in developing your own experience in the world of Special Educational Needs? Are you looking for the next step in your career?

If you hold either a PGCE or QTS and answered any of the above questions then you're exactly who we are looking for! We are the UK's largest recruitment agency and we are currently looking for SEN teachers to place in long term positions for the new academic year in September.

I am looking to meet with SEN Teachers for a specialist schools in Northamptonshire that cater for either primary or secondary aged students predominantly with Autism, Learning difficulties and Speech and Language complications.

About the role:

  • SEN Teacher
  • Planning and delivering lessons that take the needs of the students into consideration
  • Assisting the children with their educational growth
  • Flexible working options available (part time & full time)
  • Work alongside a supportive SEN department and senior leadership team
  • Competitive rates of £120 - 145 per day (dependent on experience)

About you:

  • Hold UK QTS or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Experience working with children or adults with Special Educational Needs would be ideal but not necessary
  • You will be confident, determined, resilient, approachable, positive and motivated.
  • You will be calm, caring and conscientious
  • Commitment, initiative and excellent interpersonal skills is essential

To be considered for this role, you will be required to:

  • Have a DBS on the update service or be willing to obtain one
  • Be able to provide two references from the last 6 years

We also offer a broad range of opportunities to work with secondary aged students and with students with a variety of different specialist needs. These include, but are not exclusive to, Autism, Severe Learning Difficulties, Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties, Physical Difficulties, hearing and visual impairments, Behavioural issues and Social, emotional and mental health issues.

If you are interested in either of these roles then please contact Harry at Teaching Personnel on 01604 521220.

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