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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

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Looking for a new SEN Teaching Assistant role? Looking to kick start your career in Education? We would love to help…

We are currently recruiting for an SEN Teaching Assistant in the Northamptonshire region. You will be working with Primary and Secondary aged children aged 6-18 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 your main responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher
  • Preparing learning resources
  • Encouraging children's confidence, self esteem and independence
  • Helping children understand instructions, through repetition, re-phrasing or demonstrating
  • Putting into practice individual education, social, behavioural and personal care programmes
  • Encouraging children to communicate with one another and with staff
  • Providing feedback and assistance to teachers
  • Supporting children in social activities and on outings
  • Assisting children during therapy sessions
  • Recognising signs of distress in children and offering reassurance
  • Attending to pupils' physical needs

At the point of referral, many pupils have additional, associated and sometimes complex needs, which may include: ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder); ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder); ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder); Tourettes; Mental Health Difficulties; Language and Learning difficulties; Asperger's or are on the Autistic Spectrum. The school does not cater for pupils who have a diagnosis of Autism as their primary need.

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • A 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

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.

YOUR LONG TERM PROSPECTS

  • With experience you may be able to progress to a senior assistant job. You may be able to take on more responsibility by applying for training and assessment for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status
  • When you are fully experienced as a special needs teaching assistant, you may be able to study for a foundation degree. These are offered by a number of colleges and universities
  • After completing a foundation degree you might be able to progress to a related honours degree which could provide a route for qualifying as a primary school teacher

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

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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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