Teaching Assistant

Posted 16 May by Five Education
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Experienced SEN Teaching Assistant- Shepton Mallet

Do you have experience working with vulnerable people or do you have a passion for helping others?

Are you looking for a new role supporting young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

Are you resilient and compassionate?

Five Education are looking to recruit an SEN Teaching Assistant in Shepton Mallet. As a Teaching Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work closely with identified children and young people, encouraging them to learn and challenge themselves. Some of the pupils have a diagnosis of Special Education Needs (SEN) such as Autism or ADHD and/ or mental health challenges. Other children at the school have conditions such as Down's Syndrome. Some of the children experience Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

The role is located in Shepton Mallet, a car is not essential to get to the school. The work is 5 days a week, term time only and the hours are 8:30-15:30. You would be working 1:1 with children, at times the ratio of adults to children may be 2:1.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of working with children, young people or adults who display challenging behaviour. You will need to be compassionate, resilient and be able to establish an excellent rapport with hard-to-reach pupils. The school has excellent facilities and the right person will be joining a welcoming and committed staff team. This role is for people who can demonstrate experience of working with children who have SEND and this is reflected in the rate of pay.

Responsibilities and duties:
· Supporting 1:1 in class and around the school.
· Help the pupils to access the curriculum and possibly tailor the lesson of the activity to their level of ability.
· Make learning fun, enjoyable and accessible.
· Be a support to the pupils when they are struggling, and help them to calm down and remain focussed.

Essential Criteria:
· 2 years' worth of references, 1 has to be working with children or vulnerable adults (needs to be recent and this could be paid or volunteer work)
· A relevant DBS/Police checks.
· Able to work between 08.30-15.30, 2-5 days a week

What can Five Education offer you?
· One of the best supply experiences in the South West- check out our google reviews!
· Free specialised, in-person training in areas such as Team Teach, Makaton, PMLD/SLD Awareness, Autism Awareness, and more.
· Recommend a friend bonus scheme
· Subsidised initial DBS cost
· Specialist support/ mentoring while you are working

The pay rate is £13 an hour. The day is 7 hours with an unpaid lunch break. Your daily rate of pay would be £84.50*.
*Including holiday pay

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Pay: Five Education operates a PAYE payroll; this is the most transparent way to be paid with no hidden fees such as admin fee or employers NI. We are also proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer. Please note pay rate is for illustration and does include holiday pay.

Vetting: Five Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of the staff we employ to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo checks including reference checks, TRA checks and will need to have a DBS; there will also be a face-to-face interview.
We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented at this level.

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Reference: 52668671

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