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Severe Learning Difficulties Support Worker

Job description

Teaching Personnel are currently seeking experienced SEN support workers to work on a one-to-one basis with pupils with complex Special Educational Needs (SEN). Attending pupils will be working at a variety of needs, including those who have: Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Needs and Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD).

The large majority of attending pupils are non-verbal, so physical contact will be experienced; so applicants must be comfortable working in this environment. Previous training is imperative, as using your own initiative and being able to work independently is a pivotal aspect of this position.

Relevant training includes:

  • Moving and Handling
  • Team Teach
  • PECS
  • Makaton
  • Application of medication

The role:

Candidates applying for this position will be required to support a class teacher; assisting with aspects of personal care and general emotional well-being and educational support. In addition this will work in a collaborative nature with other members of staff, as up to 4 teaching assistants will be monitoring pupils in the class at any one time.

Full and part time roles available operating between Mondays - Friday and between 8.30am and 3.30pm. All roles will start as temporary, but will present the opportunity to be permanent depending on the applicants fit within the school. Pay scales will vary, but will be a minimum of £9.00 per hour.

If you're interested in this role and would like to get any more information about this, please contact Teaching Personnel's specialist resourcer on the details provided.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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