SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Reference: PSSNU1706
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Location: Hornchurch
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Holidays: Term Time Only (with additional holiday pay)
Job Description:

SEN Teaching Assistant required to work with KS1/KS2 students in an alternative provision at a Hornchurch School.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the dynamic setting of a Special Needs unit with a range of Learning Difficulties. An awareness of communication support such as non-verbal communication (i.e PECS/ Makaton, Flash Cards, and Attention Autism) would be an advantage.

SEN 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 SEN 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.

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.

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