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Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant Vacancy

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Job description

We are looking for a trainee Special Education Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant to work with pupils who have learning difficulties, behavioural problems or physical or sensory disabilities. Many of our young people have had a reluctance to engage in Education prior to joining us, so having a good imagination, creativity and a positive problem solving approach is essential to helping us create new ways of making Education fun for both pupils and staff.

Being a SEN TA is both challenging and rewarding and the role is likely to vary hugely on a day to day basis. The tasks which a trainee SEN TA carries out can include:

  • Personal Care
  • Engaging with pupils
  • Assessing the individual learning needs of pupils
  • Evaluating and reporting pupil's progress to teachers, carers, health care professionals and anybody else who helps them
  • Positively managing challenging behaviour and dealing with difficult situations
  • Supervising activities such as trips locally.
  • Working with teachers to find bespoke and individualised child centred education to help engage the young people in Education

The training given includes the following:

  • Understanding Core Attachment
  • Understanding Brain Development and the Impact of Trauma
  • Secure Base Model
  • Understanding and Working with Sexually Harmful Behaviour
  • Proactive Approaches
  • Understanding ASD Behaviour
  • Manual Handling

If you feel you have any of the skills shown above please feel free to contact Matt our SEN specialist, we would love to hear 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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