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Support Worker (SEN) Pontefract

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking to appoint a Special Needs Teaching Assistant (SENTA) for an Outstanding Special School in Pontefract. This is a temporary full time role, covering a maternity leave, until April 2019 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for the right candidate.

You will be responsible for the support of pupils aged between 3 and 19 with Special Educational Needs. Pupil needs include Autism (ASC), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). Due to the nature of pupil needs, you will also be required to assist with children's personal care needs.

The school is situated in the Pontefract area of Wakefield, hosting 120 pupils. The school believes in meeting the holistic needs of their pupils, and benefit from a resident Aromatherapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist, and Medical Team. You will work closely with this multi-disciplinary team to deliver a bespoke package for pupils, alongside support to access a differentiated curriculum.

The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience supporting individuals with additional needs in an education, health or care setting
- Experience of liaising with a multi-disciplinary team
- Enthusiasm and flexibility to support individuals with Special Educational Needs
- Excellent behaviour management skills
- Previous experience of delivering person-centred care plans.

Working with Teaching Personnel, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • A dedicated consultant with a wealth of experience within the SEN sector
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Access to courses contributing to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme

For further information or to apply for this role, please contact Lizzie Haddington on the details provided.

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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