Special needs Teaching Assistant - Autism & Learning Difficulties

Posted 10 January by Senser Recruitment LTD

Senser Recruitment are recruiting for a primary special needs teaching assistant for a year 4 class on behalf of a specialist school based in Maidstone Centre, Kent

The school is a specialist school that cater for children who are on the autistic spectrum, have learning difficulties and behaviour that challenges.

The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging children in lessons and activities, promoting positive behaviour, staging interventions, supporting the class teacher, working as part of the support staff team and having a positive impact on the child’s learning and development.

This welcoming school is based over 2 sites and has a large staff team, who all support each other and provide a warm, safe and stimulating environment for the children and young adults that attend.

With excellent facilities, the children are kept busy, engaged and have a fun learning environment.

Essential to the role

• Enhanced DBS valid for working with Children and Adults (dated within 1 year, registered on the update service) or willingness to obtain one

• Previous experience working within the classroom environment supporting the class teacher

• Previous experience support a child with autism that is non-verbal

• Team Teach / Price / Timian /Approach Training

• Safeguarding knowledge

• Previous experience contributing to IEPs

• Excellent Communication skills with both adults and children

• Ability to engage the child to participate in lessons and activities

• Ability to promote positive behaviour

• Must be willing to gain knowledge of the learning processes and specific needs of the children

• Excellent observation skills

• Calm and supporting with an encouraging manner

• Ability to work as part of the successful support team

• Proactive and self-motivated

• Can work using own initiative with a positive "can do" attitude

Desirable Training

• Safeguarding

• Child protection

• Qualification or training in autism

• Team Teach / Price / Timian /Approach Training

In return Senser Recruitment Ltd can offer:

• Excellent rates of pay

• Weekly payment

• Dedicated consultant

• CV consultations

• Interview preparation

Senser Recruitment is a specialist SEN Education Recruitment Agency that matches the best talent in the market with positions within specialist schools.

We are committed in safeguarding the welfare of children and all candidates are expected to share the same commitment.

Our compliance process is key to our success and all applicants will be subject to reference checks, enhanced DBS and barred list checks.

Senser Recruitment welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sexual orientation, sex, disability, religion/belief, or age, and are committed to equality and diversity.

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Schools
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs
  • Teaching assistant

Application questions

DO you have a minimum of 1 years experience within a similar role?
Minimum of 1 years experience supporting autism,learning/behavioural difficutlies&care needs?
DO you hold and enhanced DBS valid to work with vulnerabe adults or child and adult?
Have you actively contributed to care and support plans/IEPs?
Do you hold an enhanced DBD valid to work with children and vulnerable adults?

Reference: 33685963

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