Teaching Assistant - SEN

Posted 20 October by System People
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Are you a qualified Teaching Assistant looking for a long term supply post to take you to the Summer?

We have a new vacancy in for a long term supply Teaching Assistant for a special school in the Whitehaven area. You will join a team of 3 other TA's and a class Teacher to support up to 10 children with a range of profound and moderate learning difficulties at Keystage 2 (year 3/4 mixed class). It is advantageous if you have Team Teach/moving and handling training due to the nature of the role. This is a great opportunity to gain some steady supply working with a great team of people in a well-ran and friendly facility.

What will working as a TA on supply involve doing day to day?
You will be employed to support the Class Teacher to support a wide range of keystage 2 pupils with a range of learning abilities. Work will involve:

  • Encouraging and supporting the routine that has been set in place for the individuals
  • Encouraging the individual’s confidence, self-esteem and independence.
  • Helping the child understand instructions, through repetition, re-phrasing or demonstrating.
  • Providing feedback and assistance to teachers.
  • Supporting the individual in social activities and on outings.
  • Supporting class teachers with reading, writing and maths with small groups of children

What personal qualities and skills does working as a TA on supply require?
You will be required to hold a Level 3 recognised TA qualification as well as practical previous experience. You will need an interest in education and in working with students along with good communication and ‘people’ skills. You will need to have a mature approach to your work and a responsible attitude along with much patience and a sense of humour at times! You will need to be a patient person who has compassion and empathy and also a drive to see others flourish and succeed as they learn. You will need experience teaching and supporting learners and be willing to get stuck in and provide help as and when it is needed.

Who are System People Education?
System People Education are the fastest growing Teaching Agency in Cumbria with an already impressive portfolio of schools in the County. We were the first teaching agency with offices here in Cumbria offering a truly dedicated approach to Cumbria Teaching Supply. We have grown organically, mainly from kind referrals from local teachers and TA’s who have found work through us in local schools.

Teaching Assistants on supply, how does it all work?
We help hundreds of Teaching Assistants in Cumbria find suitable work in many schools which includes day to day and long-term opportunities. Teaching Assistant recruitment at System People is our fastest growing department and we are always looking for new candidates to join our register to meet the ever-growing need for high quality TA cover.

Here is the good bit…you can work as much or as little as you want to. When you register with us you work out a work search plan with our Primary specialist Education Manager Sarah Story who will then approach schools on your behalf to try and secure you work you really want.

Why would you choose to register with System People?

  • We pay excellent rates of pay and treat you fairly
  • Your details will reach the right people at the right schools and continue to do so while you are still actively looking.
  • You can register remotely via ZOOM interview
  • We would love you to join our register!

System People are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and as a result all new candidates will be subject to a full registration, DBS check and thorough reference checks.

Required skills

  • SEN
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special School

Reference: 41213986

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