Teaching Assistant (SEND) – Music Specialist

£72 to £77 per day

Teaching Assistant – Start ASAP – Full-time – Portslade, East Sussex, UK.

Our Client is an incredible, all-through, forward-thinking special school, catering for primary & secondary age students with moderate, severe or profound learning difficulties. They are seeking a Teaching Assistant to join their team, ideally with musical background (ability to play guitar e.g.), to support their students learning in the secondary provision.

The school are looking for a candidate that has a background of working with children (in school, volunteering, general life experience, clubs, etc.) and appreciate the dedication needed to gain Teaching Assistant studies certificates. However, what they are specifically looking for is a TA (or carer, youth worker e.g.) with a natural skill of working with children, a proactive and reactive team player that has the children’s learning at the forefront of their practice.

The school are seeking candidates who:
Are caring and understanding of children’s needs
Have high expectations of children’s behaviour and attainment
Are very well organised & efficient
Are open to advice, feedback and guidance from colleagues
Are able to work as part of a team
(Desired) Have experience of directly working/being with children with SEN (such MLD, SLD & PLD)

Minimum Requirements:
A Child Enhanced DBS placed on the Update Service, or happy to obtain one during the compliance stages.
A passion for working with young people in SEN
Able to build & maintain relationships with young people
Able to encourage & inspire

The school can offer you:
A happy, positive, vibrant working environment
An inclusive school with a wide and diverse community
Talented, enthusiastic and supportive colleagues who are committed to continuous improvement
An attractive and well-resourced school

This role would also suit people looking to work closely with children as a career, teachers looking to step down but still wants to be in the classroom, or budding teachers looking for hands-on experience with primary or secondary age children in a school setting, learning practices from professionals already at the school.

Pink Tile Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake various background checks including obtaining a DBS, if they do not hold a valid certificate that is on the update service. A safeguarding certificate will also need to be obtained via an online course prior to first placement.

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