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Support Worker - Wakefield

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Job description

We are currently working with a SEMH school in Wakefield (WF1) who require a full time enthusiastic and dedicated Support Worker. The successful candidate will complete a strong team and contribute to the school's existing success (Ofsted Outstanding in 2017). The school is looking for enthusiastic and committed people who are able to relate well to young people with a range of complex needs including Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). You will be required to work collaboratively with a multi disciplinary team of teaching and support staff.

The successful applicant will provide high quality support for the learning, personal care, communication and physical needs of students, working across a range of ages and abilities (2-19). You should have experience of managing challenging behaviour and have a willingness to develop this further. You may also possess a Team Teach or equivalent training certificate. Teaching assistants also contribute towards students' formal and informal assessment and help build effective relationships between home and school.

Essential Skills

  • An interest in education and in working with SEMH.
  • Good communication and 'people' skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Tact and sensitivity.
  • A responsible attitude.
  • The ability to be firm when necessary.

Teaching Personnel are proud to celebrate over 20 years as the UK's leading supply agency. We have established a large local and national presence - offering a diverse range of work in a variety of settings. From short term and emergency cover to long term and permanent positions, we are happy to be able to offer you flexibility to suit your lifestyle. Our CPD academy will ensure that you are kept up to date through relevant courses, with Team Teach, EAL, Moving and Handling, Introduction to Autism, and Effective Behaviour Management just some of the specialist SEN

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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