SEND Teaching assistant - to work with KS4 & 5 complex students

  • Reference: SENUCH
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Location: Rainham, Essex
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Temporary - opportunity for right person to be offered a permanent position
  • Working Hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm Mon - Fri
  • Holidays: Term time only
  • Salary: £10.00 - £10.50 per hour plus holiday pay
Job Description:


We are looking for a suitably qualified and passionate Teaching Assistant to support pupils with complex needs who are KS4 & KS5.

For this Teaching Assistant role it is desirable to have:

  • Experience and knowledge of working with children with a wide range of abilities at KS4 & KS5
  • Secure knowledge and skills relating to strategies in working with pupils with Complex Learning Needs
  • An interest, motivation and passion for working with special needs children and developing skills to facilitate this
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Calm, controlled and effective communication and relate well to all children and adults within a school setting
  • Be happy to go off site at times for learning and social development
  • The ability to reflect on own behaviour to ensure teams are strong and working together to meet the needs of all pupils

You must have:

  • Level 2 (GCSE) Qualifications in English and Maths
  • Level 3 TA or Care related qualification
  • An aptitude for understanding and/or working knowledge of specialist ICT software (Clicker 6, Communicate In Print, MS Office, 2 Simple, Active Inspire/Smartboard) to support students learning would be desirable
  • Be willing to develop a full working knowledge, understanding and adherence to relevant school polices, practice and procedures

This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS and full vetting and safeguard procedures.

If you are looking for a new role working in schools with special needs students we would be interested to discuss your application in more detail.

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