SEN Teaching Assistant
- Reference: PSRU1609
- Location: Hornchurch
- Start Date: ASAP
- Duration: Temporary role in first instance; opportunity to be considered for a permanent role to the right candidate.
- Working Hours: P/Time Mon - Fri 8.45am-1.00pm - F/Time Mon - Fri 8.45am - 3.30pm
- Holidays: Term Time Only (with additional holiday pay)
Recruiting for 2 Special Needs Teaching Assistants to support KS1 and KS2 students with a range of Learning Difficulties in an alternative provision for a school based in Havering.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within the dynamic setting of a Special Needs provision. An awareness of communication support such as non-verbal communication (i.e PECS/ Makaton, Flash Cards, and Attention Autism) would be an advantage.
Special Needs Teaching Assistant Role & Qualification:
To check and prepare your duties and resources for the day before students arrive.
Attend staff de-briefing meetings as necessary
To be aware of routines and safeguarding guidance
To support the students learning and daily routines
To collaborate with staff for group activities
To keep work areas well organised both during and at the end of the day
To assist with the student’s personal care as and if needed
Experience and knowledge of working with Special Needs
To have an understanding of working with non-verbal students and strategies to develop this area of SEND.
To have an understanding of PECs, Makaton, Flash Cards and Attention Autism.
A motivation and energetic passion for working with Special Needs children and developing skills to facilitate this
The ability to reflect on own behaviour to ensure teams are strong and working together to meet the needs of the child
Calm, controlled and effective communication and be considerate to children and adults within the school
Ability to contribute constructively within a team and understand your roles and responsibilities within the setting
A high level of professionalism and the ability to distinguish personal and professional boundaries in school related relationships both in and outside of the school
Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant or Care qualification.
If you are interested in this Special Needs Teaching Assistant role, please call us for a discussion or apply with your CV and a covering letter.
This post is subject to vetting including enhanced DBS and full compliance for working with children.
Our recruitment process is tailored currently with COVID 19 working safety procedures; Interview procedures will be discussed with short-listed candidates
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We adhere to ‘Safer Recruitment of Children’ guidance and all staff are fully trained. All potential candidates will undergo rigorous compliance checks to ensure their suitability prior to any work offer.
Apex Education Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer