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SEND Teaching Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel is currently working with a highly regarded SEN school, which is looking for a learning support assistant to support a pupil with autism on a one to one basis. 

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, patient and attentive teaching assistant who can support the young students at the school. The students who attend the school mostly have high functioning Autism and need support helping the young people to engage in lessons and also positive activities that include swimming, gym sessions and employment and life skills sessions.

To succeed in this role you will need the following...

  • A minimum of 1 years experience of Autism and/or Learning Disability
  • You will be a strong team player with great communication skills, have the ability to work under pressure, and above all be passionate and committed to the development of the young adults we work with
  • To be available full-time
  • Organisation and behaviour management skills
  • Ability to tailor your approach
  • Driven, motivated and positive personality

As a SEN teaching assistant you will be expected to do the following:

  • Ensuring the pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Motivating and encouraging the pupil as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs
  • Assisting in speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc
  • Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
  • Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
  • Providing additional nurture to individuals when requested by the class teacher or SENCO
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupils

Teaching Personnel are the UK’s leading Education Recruitment Agency and we are recruiting for similar vacancies across Birmingham

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.

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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