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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Teaching Assistant role within the Poole area. You will be working with secondary aged children aged 11-19 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.

The objectives of a Learning Support Assistant will differ according to the individual requirements of each pupil. The overall function is to support SEN pupils of varying statements through the academic, personal and behavioural elements of school life.

To succeed in this role you will need the following...

  • An interest in education and in working with children
  • 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
  • Patience
  • The ability to be firm when necessary
  • Willingness to help with pupil's personal care needs

The tasks of a Learning Support Assistant will fluctuate, however typical responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting an SEN pupil on a 1:1 basis in the classroom
  • Providing targeted support outside of the classroom
  • Work on differentiated activities with groups of students
  • Liaise with the SENCO/Inclusion manager to deliver SEN provision
  • Developing social/emotional skills (depending on individual need)
  • Working with teachers to monitor progress of pupils

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact Liv on 01202 558848 now.

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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