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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

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We are currently advertising for an SEN Teaching Assistant role in the Northamptonshire area. You will be working with secondary aged children aged 11-19 on the Autistic Spectrum. The school provides appropriate specialised learning environments that minimise the effects of dual impairment and maximise the opportunities for learning and consider the impact of the environment on the learning of the HI/VI pupil. The school has a policy of total communication so that every child's individual communication skills are recognised as an integral part of their educational life.

As a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant you'll be working with young people who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential. You will be teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside the class. A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.

About the role:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Flexible working options available (part time & full time)
  • Work alongside a supportive SEN department and senior leadership team
  • Competitive rates of £55-£70 per day (dependent on experience

We can offer:

  • The option to work across a range of branches; SEN/Primary/Secondary
  • Varied and rewarding work with children in specialist schools
  • Weekly pay with highly competitive daily rates
  • Ongoing support with a specialist consultant
  • Constant work available with day-to-day, short-term, long-term and TEMP to PERM options

Ideally we are looking for someone who has experience working within an SEN environment and has the patience and caring nature to help the students to fulfil their full potential.

We are looking for individuals who aim to inspire every child to acquire the knowledge, life skills, emotional competencies and experience necessary, to fulfil their true potential and return to mainstream education with a transformed approach and attitude to learning. You will also ideally require a passion for education, leadership skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and individually.

No qualifications are necessary, though if you have previous experience or feel confident in at least 3 of the following then don't hesitate to get in touch…

  • Youth/Community work experience
  • Youth Offending Service experience
  • Support/Care Work
  • Special Education Needs Experience (either within a work or a personal environment)
  • Experience in assisting people with social, emotional and mental health issues (either within a work or a personal environment)
  • Sports coaching, qualifications or experience
  • Mentoring/Tutoring
  • Teaching/Learning Support Assistance
  • Challenging behaviour outside of a school environment
  • Outgoing personality
  • Proactive
  • Degree in Psychology or education.

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Positive attitude and an ability to work well as part of a team, both in class and at whole school level
  • Willingness to contribute to whole school development
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Resilient and reflective

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

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.

If you are interested in this role then please contact Harry at Teaching Personnel on 01604 521215.

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

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