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South Croydon special needs teaching assistant SEN school

Job description

A large, all age special school in South Croydon is looking to appoint an exceptional practitioner for their support staff team. The school caters for students aged 3-19 with severe learning difficulties, complex needs including autism and sensory difficulties. It was last graded as 'good' by Ofsted and boasts exceptional facilities for learning and sensory development including a hydrotherapy pool, light and dark sensory rooms, soft play rooms, outdoor gardening and rebound therapy.

The school has a full medical team and visiting speech and language therapists who work with the children on a rotational basis.

The role starts in September 2019 and would suit a teaching assistant who is suitably experienced in supporting children with profound and complex needs. You will be joining a key stage 4 class comprised of just 7 students, and will follow direction from the class teacher whilst working collaboratively with two other teaching assistants. You must have the following:

  • A child workforce DBS registered to the update service, or be willing to complete a new application asap
  • References from your previous employers
  • Full time availability starting in September
  • Experience of supporting special needs
  • Ability to provide personal care
  • Knowledge of or ability to use PECs/Makaton
  • Safeguarding, child protection, autism awareness, ABA, team teach or moving and handling training are all desirable

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

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