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Special Needs Support Worker - Bradford

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Teaching Personnel are seeking a Special Needs Support Worker ASAP for a full time role in a special school in Bradford West.

Our client is an Outstanding School for pupils aged 3-19 with severe learning needs. The school holds specialist status in Communication and Interaction which supports all pupils to make outstanding progress.

As a Special Needs Support Worker, you will join an inclusive school community, where staff challenge pupils to achieve their full potential by accessing a bespoke and individualised curriculum. You will work closely with a specialist team to work on all aspects of communication, including:

  • Makaton
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Symbol/Picture Exchange (PECS)
  • TEACCH and PODD strategies

You may also be required to implement programmes developed by Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Educational Psychologists and specialist Swim Instructors within the hydrotherapy pool.

We are seeking individuals who have:

  • Experience supporting young people/vulnerable adults with additional learning needs, specifically working with those on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • A passion to support pupils with additional needs to access a differentiated curriculum
  • The ability to motivate and engage pupils with activities designed to increase their interactive attention span
  • The commitment to attend relevant training and CPD events to enhance your skills
  • The ability to promote independence and to act as a positive role model for pupils

We will also welcome applications from individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in SEN with a background in:

  • Psychology
  • Youth Work
  • Sports Coaching
  • Play work/Play Therapy
  • Social Work

As a registered candidate with Teaching Personnel, you will have access to a range of benefits including discounted CPD opportunities, regular feedback, competitive rates of pay (up to £80 per day), and the opportunity to earn money through our recommend a friend scheme. Please contact Rebecca Holden for more information.

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.

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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