Special Needs Support

Posted 14 May by Engage Partners
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Special Needs Support needed for a welcoming and growing school in Eastbourne

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is eager and passionate to support the lives of children who need that bit extra bit of support. Communication is at the heart of what the school promote. Communication to help children learn, grow and develop!

A large percentage of children within this setting have Autism, and as a result have difficulty communicating or may need certain adaptations to help them flourish.

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a significant impact on a child's life, then this is for you!

About the role

  • Supporting the class teacher to ensure children are appropriately supported
  • Working with children 1-1, in time conducting activities to promote development and engagement
  • Supporting Children with a range of needs; Autism, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Speech and Language challenges
  • Monday to Friday, 8.25am - 3.30pm

About you

  • Compassionate and pro-active
  • Intuitive and sensitive to children and their needs
  • Versatile and able to work on your feet - schools can be fast paced and no day is the same

Previous experience is preferable but not essential

Training will be provided on the following areas:

  • Enhanced Safeguarding Pathway - Keeping children safe whilst in your care is our number one priority. Our enhanced Safeguarding pathway will help you to understand your role in child protection,how you can spot signs of abuse, how to ensure you are accurately reporting and assess how you can support students in protecting themselves whilst online.
  • How to be a great Teaching Assistant - You’ve joined our programme not just because you want to be a teaching assistant, but because you want to be a GREAT teaching assistant! This course will teach you about personal and professional conduct in schools, the basics of teaching and learning, how to effectively work with other teachers and how you can go above and beyond to support your students.
  • Special Needs Awareness Pathway - Over a million students in the UK across all age ranges have additional or special educational needs. Whether you work in an SEND setting or in a mainstream school, it's essential that you’re able to effectively work with SEND students. This course will cover aspects of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attachment Disorder, Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD and will give you a basic understanding of how you may need to change your approach to reach all of the pupils in your class.
  • Differentiate your approach to safeguarding with SEND pupils - Safeguarding is essential to our jobs as Educational professionals, when working with vulnerable students it is crucial to put in place additional parameters to support students.
  • Understanding the link between Abuse and Mental Health - Some students you work with may have Mental Health issues that affect their access to learning, this short course looks at considering how abuse may have influenced those Mental Health issues.
  • Enable Children to Feel Safe - Taking an informed approach to children with special needs and making them feel safe, creates a space where children can thrive.
  • Managing Pupils Behaviour to Improve Learning - In secondary schools behavior management can be a concern, this course helps you look at how to help students focus and reduce behavioural issues.
  • Effectively Working with Other Adults in School - When working in SEND schools, you’re part of a massive team, working with other teaching assistants, teachers, SLT and office staff to protect the welfare of children. This is a great course on how to ensure you work effectively with other staff in your school.

How to apply

You can apply for this role below or get in touch with us directly. All applicants require the appropriate qualifications, and all teachers require a formally-recognised teaching qualification.

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role.

All candidates must have a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting work. Full assistance provided.

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Required skills

  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Speech
  • Special Needs

Reference: 52648854

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