Special Needs Teaching Assistant
PMLD, Autism and Speech and Language Teaching Assistants Required
GSL Education are currently working with fantastic SEN Schools in Newcastle with their recruitment for Supply Support as well as long term staffing.
The schools cater for various SEN Requirements, in particular those with physical needs, severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, specific communication and learning needs, visual impairment and hearing impairment, Speech and Language, complex medical conditions as well as Multi-sensory autism.
These roles are to start on a supply basis, however there is potential for the role to become long term. Our Ideal candidates MUST have an enhanced DBS which is on the update service or willing to go through the process.
Your daily responsibilities will include:
Supporting the class teacher with planning, monitoring and delivering creative lessons
Acting as a positive role model and managing behaviour
Ensuring a safe learning environment and approaching education with a child centred approach.
Providing personal care when required
Support with manual handling
Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher
Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
Under the direction of a teacher implement group or 1:1 intervention to support pupils who have emotional or social barriers to learning
Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
Understand Individual Education & Support Plans and assist to implement these, under the guidance of the teacherThe ideal candidate will have:
A hard-working, energetic and flexible nature
Happy to work on supply
Clear communication skills
A calm, understanding and consistent approach to working with children
Experience supporting individuals with personal care and those with physical- medical requirements
Ideally PECs, BSL, Makaton or TEACHH trained
Experienced working with wheelchair users, physical requirements, communication difficulties, Autism and those who require specialised personal care.
Level 2/ 3 - Teaching Assistant or Care TrainedExperienced TAs/LSAs, support workers, health care assistants, nursing staff and residential care providers are encouraged to apply.
The schools are looking to trial candidates for Immediate start dates!
All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent. A DBS on the update service is also required