SEN Teaching Assistant

Posted 9 May by Five Education
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Would you like a rewarding job with the children in your local area? A  School, working closely with Five Education Recruitment requires support staff for September 2024. Experience in an educational or care setting would certainly benefit you this role, and experience in SEN or SEMH would make you an outstanding candidate.

Location: Wiltshire

Start: September 2024

Days: Monday - Friday (full time 5 days preferred)

Wage: £85-100 a day

What do you need?

No qualifications are needed to be a teaching assistant, your character plays a big part in the role. If you feel you can display kind communication, patience and resilience you will be a fantastic fit for the school. A DBS will be needed but if you do not currently have one - no worries, we'll get it sorted! A general understanding of safeguarding is also beneficial, but we can provide training.

Further details:

This school follows the national curriculum but has catered for an individual learning plan for each and every pupil. They accommodate a diverse range of special educational and disability needs, including (but not exclusively) the following:

Cognition and Learning -

Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia

Communication and Interaction -

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SCLN)

Attention and listening difficulties

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) -

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attachment disorders

Emotional difficulties

Mental health difficulties (SEMH)

Physical and Sensory Needs -

Hearing impairment

Visual impairment

Fine and/or gross motor difficulties

Physical disability

Medical needs including asthma, allergies and epilepsy.

Ofsted score: Good

Responsibilities and duties:

Guiding students - Supporting 1:1 and small groups of pupils

Build trusting and constructive relationships with pupils

Be a team player - Work with the school to ensure the best support and care

Encourage engagement and development in child's learning

Set challenges to promote self-esteem and independence

Provide feedback to both teachers and pupils

Encourage socialisation and good behaviour by being patient and empathetic

Essential Criteria:

Commitment to personal and professional development

Right to work in the UK

Valid/relevant DBS

Two recent references

10 years (or nearest) work history

What can Five Education offer you?

One of the best supply experiences in Bristol - check out our Google reviews!

Free specialised, in-person training in areas such as Team Teach, Makaton, PMLD/SLD Awareness, Autism Awareness, and more.

Free DBS (refunded when you work 5 days)

Subsidised initial DBS cost (we pay £15, you pay £30)

Specialist support/ mentoring while you are working.

Free safeguarding training

Pay: Five Education operates a PAYE payroll; this is the most transparent way to be paid with no hidden fees such as admin fees or employers' NI. We are also proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer. Please note that the pay rate is for illustration and includes holiday pay.

Vetting: Five Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of the staff we employ to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo checks including reference checks, and TRA checks, and will need to have a DBS; there will also be a face-to-face interview.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented at this level.

Reference: 52613630

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