Do you have experience working as a teaching assistant in a mainstream school and would like the opportunity to specialise in SEND support.
Are you currently working in the care or residential care sector and interested in using your transferable skills to supporting in a specialist school.
If so, please read on for more information about potentially your next career move.
Randstad Education are looking for a SEN Teaching Assistant for a Long Term role for September. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate person to work in a specialist school for Secondary students age 11 - 18. The school is based in Bolton and they are searching for caring and resilient staff to be part of their dedicated and supportive team. All the pupils who attend the school will have an Educational Health Care plan, many of the pupils have complex needs in addition to autism, many have severe learning difficulties (SLD). Pupils may also have social, emotional and mental health difficulties, sensory/physical needs or specific learning difficulties.
There are many benefits of this role, including:
- Working in a school with many great facilities, which provide a huge range of opportunities to support excellent learning and development of pupils
- The opportunity to develop or gain experience in the SEN sector
- The chance to work in a diverse role where everyday is different
- Being part of a passionate team
- Additional training/CPD - Commitment to your continuing professional development through free training including adverse childhood experiences, safeguarding, Team Teach and working with Autism.
The responsibilities of this role include:
- Working with pupils on a one to one basis or in small groups
- Supporting the teacher to deliver informative and engaging lessons
- Support students with behaviour that is challenging
- Preparing for lessons (e.g. preparing resources, putting out equipment)
- Supporting with some of the pupils' additional care needs (e.g. feeding, toileting)
- Supporting the children in completing day to day tasks around the classroom and with their learning
- Ensuring that pupils are safeguarded and supported
The requirements for the role are:
- A DBS on the update service
- Experience working with children or adults with additional care needs
- Experience with behaviours that are challenging
- A calm & caring personality
- Excellent behaviour management
- A strong and resilient personality
- To be committed to pupils development
- Reading, writing, numeracy and communication skills
- A dedication to creating a positive learning environment for pupils
- Team Teach trained - or willing to attend training
The successful candidate will get to work some fantastic pupils and will work closely alongside skilled staff members who will help to develop your skills and knowledge, you will be working alongside a dedicated, hardworking and talented staff in an attractive and well-resourced learning environment, you will be guided and supported by the class teacher and senior leadership team at a school that has a clear vision that prioritises well being of their pupils. You will have a genuine opportunity to make a difference and ensure that pupils are making good progress within all areas of their learning.
Please apply now or call and ask to speak to Jennifer for more details or contact on: .