Teaching Assistant

£88 Per Day

Our wonderful SEND school are looking for:

* INITIATIVE – Proactive people, as well as reactive people, to maintain a smooth-running classroom and to keep children safe, learning at every opportunity.

* ADAPTABILITY & FLEXIBILITY – Days are never the same in a school!
* A LOVE OF WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE – a naturally rewarding role around little people you will help nurture
* A GREAT TEAM PLAYER – become a member of a strong team of four Teaching Assistants and a Teacher in your class, as well as contribute to the whole school ethos.
* PROFESSIONALISM WITH A GREAT ATTITUDE – Get involved with singing, modelling toys, develop strong behaviour management strategies, be open to courses provided by the school
* CONSISTENCY AND RELIABILITY – Have a good understanding of how important your role is to the children; in their learning, their routines and the will to potentially help with mobility, feeding/drinking and personal care – depending on your class’ needs.
Other areas of experience that have great transferable skills are:
NURSERY WORKERS, PRACTITIONERS and qualifications in this field
CARE WORKERS and experience working with patients with dementia, manual handling, personal care
VOLUNTEERING in schools and afterschool clubs/holiday clubs, cubs, scouts…
MIDDAY MEAL SUPERVISORS looking to take another step into the education sector
LIFE EXPERIENCE close family members with SEN – a natural understanding
Starting at 8:45 am and finishing at 4:00 pm (5:00 pm of Tuesdays), this role is for a full-time (term time only, five inset days included) Teaching Assistant role in:
* Primary/Secondary SEN – Working with 2 – 18-year-olds with special educational needs. The school can hire specific applicants (for example, Early Years, Primary, Secondary) however, all applicants must be happy to go up and down the school, should a class need cover for the day.
Temp to Perm (12 weeks probation).
About the role:
SEN classes with a range of mild learning disabilities, some children are non-verbal but communicate through gesture and their behaviour so staff need to be able to interpret what they see as communication and work out how to solve it.
Some children will require specific training that will be given, including medical, mobility, feeding and personal care (EYFS; nappies, general; accidents) – if required, you will be trained to the individual needs.
Learning in the lower years looks like playing and engaging in activities set out indoors and outdoors, there will be some 1:1 learning set out on the plan to achieve with children whilst they engage in their play. Learning in the higher years will have students working and making independent choices to strive towards success, with the assistance of their TAs and Teachers to get them to reach their full potential. Most students will be studying for entry-level or P-level qualifications.
Staff need to be able to look at what it is aimed for the children to learn and use their initiative to be able to support the children to engage in this through their play.
Monday to Friday, Term Time only, £88 per day.
Candidates will need to have:

Good initiative – can see when children are putting things in their mouth, risk assess the environment constantly, remove potentially dangerous items like choking hazards

Primary: Be animated and not afraid to get stuck in and involved in being able to sing songs, model playing with different toys, and use initiative to support children transitioning around from place to place i.e. can you follow my leader, use theme songs as motivators, use animated language like a Cbeebies presenter.

Primary & Secondary: Be resilient – along with the joys of working with children, there will be challenges with behaviour. Patience, understanding and following the behaviour policies are key to developing behaviour management skills.

All: Be able to read a plan, interpret the learning and liaise closely with the class teacher. Supply reflective feedback about the children worked with at the end of the day to the teacher. Be a great role model to your pupils.


Ideal, but not essential, Experience:
Working with children, SEN experience, nursery experience for early years roles and care experience for PMLD roles. Other experiences are of interest so please apply.
The school encourages applicants without experience but show a keen interest and enthusiasm
If this is a role you can see yourself flourishing in, apply today!
You will be applying for a SEN Teaching Assistant Role in a SEN School – Full Time. Please make sure your CV is up to date and covers the last ten years & education. We look forward to speaking with you!
Love the sound of this role but looking to build up your experience/confidence? Or perhaps you are looking for flexible day-to-day work with the school?
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