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Teaching Assistant needed in Slough

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Teaching Personnel are working with a school that provides specialist education for pupils, aged 2 - 19 having a range of complex needs including ASD, Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD, in addition to impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will work in class sizes of 5 or less and support a wide range of teaching strategies to engage and develop the progress of our learners. You will have a passion for working with young people and helping them to achieve their full potential.

This role is offered on a bank contract and will give you the flexibility to choose your hours against our shift availability. Your day to day duties would involve:

  • Working with the class teacher, assisting the children with their work and supporting with pupil behaviour
  • Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and responding to individual needs
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources

Key Skills Required:

  • Experience of working with autistic spectrum disorders and/or challenging behaviour
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt the support required to meet the needs of individual students to positively impact on progress in learning
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written including basic ICT skills
  • Ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour

If you keen to join an established SEN school as a Teaching Assistant, please apply immediately

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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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