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The Head Teacher of a secondary SEN school in Plymouth, catering for children with autism, learning difficulties and behavioural difficulties is looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support one of their pupils on a 1:1 basis. The role is to start ASAP and is Monday to Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm and term time only. The role is currently temporary but has the potential to extend into a permanent contract.

This role would suit people with a sports coaching, support work or youth work background. If you are looking for a new role within SEN education, this could be the opportunity for you! Having the following qualities, experience or being open to carrying out the following duties would be beneficial for work at this school:

  • Previous experience of supporting children with autism in either a mainstream or SEN school
  • Willing to support 1:1 or small groups and provide personal care where necessary
  • Educated up to A levels or degree level
  • Training in PECS/ Makaton/BSL/Team Teach/MAPA
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or similar
  • Calm and patient manner
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour

We can offer you:

  • Choice and Variety – giving you a range of roles and job opportunities to choose from
  • Teaching Personnel’s CPD Academy – Your Continuous Professional Development
  • Pay – Weekly pay based on your skills, experience, flexibility and availability
  • myTP – Digital services that make your work admin and communication simple
  • Safe Working Practice – ensuring your reputation is protected
  • Excellence in Education Awards – recognising the positive impact you deliver in schools
  • TP Tokens – supporting national children and education charities through your direction

In order to work for Teaching Personnel and clear our vetting process, you must have a Child Workforce DBS subscribed to the Update Service. Full assistance will be provided should you need to apply for a new check, at a standard cost of GBP40, plus an annual subscription fee of GBP13 for the Update Service.

If you hold experience working with children or young people and want take the next step in building a career in an exciting and rewarding area of education, please contact Harley on the details below. We 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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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