Teaching Assistant

Posted 22 January by REED
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Do you relish making a difference in special needs?

To give you an idea of how you can do this, one child at the school, who would not eat a single meal at home or at school was asked by his one-to-one Teaching Assistant to simply play with his food, to touch and feel it and get used to it, this resulted after a while in the child trying a very small amount of food on the plate in their own time and by their own choice. The next meal, the same thing was tried, the child managed to eat a small plate of fish and chips.

When the parents were told of this seemingly small achievement, both were overcome with emotion.

The Teaching Assistant that had helped the child overcome this difficulty with eating had made a huge impact on both the child and the parents. This is a small example of the rewarding work that can be done by a Teaching Assistant in this school.

If this could be you…

REED Education are delighted to be working in partnership with this registered not for profit charity managing a specialist school who support children and young adults aged 5 – 25 severely affected by autism.

Although this is a residential school, we are looking for Teaching Assistants to work on the school site from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, term time only, due to the nature of the work, these hours are non-negotiable.

This opportunity is initially for a long-term temporary position starting as soon as possible, for the right person, a permanent position could become available following a successful trial period. You will join a large team of ASD specialists who are leading practitioners in their field.

Situated in a rural setting, there are numerous facilities to support the education of their students, as well as extensive training and development opportunities, including onsite NVQ trainers to support the young people.

What do you get in return?

For long term ongoing agency members of staff, the school do provide free training for both bespoke school safeguarding policy and team teach training.

Working as a Teaching Assistant in this school will be a challenge for anyone, although the rewards, by far outweigh the challenges.

Due to these challenges, the school promote a feeling of wellbeing to their staff. This is done by creating small teams of support staff and teachers in each department who work together towards a whole school combined ambition of helping every student.

If you want to be able to make this kind of difference to people lives, please get in touch with Dan Brown at REED Education in Reading to discuss further and to arrange a registration interview.

Reference: 39792601

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