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Teaching Assistant for students with Autism- Sheffield

Job description

Wanting to move from a care background into educational settings supporting children with Special Educational Needs?

Here at Teaching Personnel we are looking for individuals from a care background who would like to start working in school settings. You will be supporting students with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) ranging between 11-16 years old. The schools are based in Sheffield and we are looking for experienced care workers to become a part of these exceptional provisions. You will be part of creating a fun, lively and stimulating learning environment for pupils who have learning difficulties and additional complex needs.

While this role is a more challenging one it is highly rewarding; really being able to make an impact on children and help them grow. Class sizes are smaller than in mainstream schools and there are opportunities to support children on a 1:1 basis.

A candidate that would stand out would have prior experience with individuals with additional needs, be it in care settings, voluntary work or personal experience.

What do Teaching Personnel Offer?

  • Valuable accredited training courses such as Team Teach, teaching positive de-escalation techniques for behaviour management, and Moving and Handling which is the safe movement of children with additional needs in and around the classroom
  • A temp-to-perm scheme which can see you gain a permanent contract within a school after 20 weeks of seeing if it is the right fit for you
  • The opportunity to make the transition from care roles to specialist teaching assistant
  • Online courses to improve your knowledge of SEND
  • The flexibility to try different roles to see what suits you best!

What do you need?

  • Previous experience supporting individuals with additional needs
  • Short term or long term availability- we have opportunities for both
  • A Child Workforce DBS on the Update Service (or be willing to apply for one)

If you would be interested in this role please give me a call on 0114 241 3341 for more information- I look forward to hearing from you!

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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