SEND Teaching Assistants / Learning Support Assistants

Posted 2 May by Empowering Learning
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Empowering Learning are currently working with a school in Surrey / South West London who are looking to appoint SEND Teaching Assistants for a variety of day-to-day, short term and long term bookings.

The school caters for young adults (16-25) with Special Educational Needs and is based just outside Heathrow airport.

Special Needs Teaching Assistants support students with special educational needs (SEND) in the classroom as directed by an SEND teacher in order to help pupils succeed with their learning.

It takes a very special person to work with students with learning difficulties. Class sizes can be as small and there is a high ratio of LSA support.

You will be supporting students with different SEND needs such as Severe Learning Difficulties, Complex Needs, SEMH, Autism and ADHD, experience in supporting pupils with SEND needs is desirable but is essential. This position will give anyone considering a future in teaching valuable classroom-based experience to support children on a one-to-one and group basis. We are looking for individuals that are dedicated to supporting children of different age groups and have the ability to adapt. A number of the pupils we support also have physical disabilities; you will be part of a team to develop the pupils physical needs as well.

Job Responsibilities

  • Comfortable supporting pupils with various Learning Difficulties
  • Ability to engage and support pupils
  • Assist with personal care
  • Physical development and Support
  • Supervising pupils' behaviour

Benefits to you

  • Free SEND workshop
  • Free Team Teach Training
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Valuable classroom-based experience
  • Term time only - Full-Time

Job Requirements

  • Experience in supporting children or young adults with learning difficulties is desirable but not essential
  • Able to stay calm and de-escalate challenging Behaviour
  • Valid DBS registered with the online update service or be willing to apply for a new one
  • Available 5 days a week and able to commit to at least 3-6 months

If you feel that you meet the requirements for these vacancies then please submit your CV along with a brief supporting statement.

Empowering Learning Ltd. are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expect all staff to show this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete Disclosure and Barring Service declarations in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997. You will also be required to provide 2 professional references covering at least the last 2 years, and complete our online application followed by a video or face to face interview. Empowering Learning Ltd is a committed Equal Opportunities Employer and therefore will not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation

Required skills

  • MLD
  • SLD
  • Special Needs
  • EBD
  • PMLD
  • ASD
  • ASC
  • autism
  • SEND
  • Team-Teach
  • SEMH
  • "challenging behaviour"

Reference: 51460506

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