Position: SEN Teaching Assistant (1:1 - ASD Support) Location: Deptford, South East London Year Group: Year 2
About the School:
The vibrant and inclusive primary school in Deptford, South East London, is actively seeking a dedicated SEN Teaching Assistant. This role involves providing essential 1:1 support to a high-functioning Year 2 pupil with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), offering an exceptional opportunity to contribute significantly to a young learner's educational journey.
In the capacity of an SEN Teaching Assistant, the primary responsibility revolves around working closely with the Year 2 pupil. The goal is to provide tailored support to enhance engagement with learning and maintain motivation. While the pupil is high-functioning and non-violent, they benefit from assistance in initiating tasks and sustaining focus.
- The chosen candidate will be tasked with providing dedicated one-to-one support to the Year 2 pupil with ASD. This includes assistance with daily tasks and learning activities.
- The creation and maintenance of a positive and inclusive learning environment that fosters the pupil's independence and motivation are vital.
- Collaboration with the class teacher and SENCo to develop and implement individualised support strategies.
- The adaptation of learning materials and activities to suit the specific needs and learning style of the pupil.
- The provision of regular feedback on the pupil's progress, as well as reporting any challenges or developments.
- The encouragement of social interactions and positive peer relationships.
- Active participation in creating a nurturing and stimulating classroom atmosphere.
- Ensuring the maintenance of a safe and supportive learning space for the pupil.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Candidates with prior experience as SEN Teaching Assistants or experience working with children with ASD will be preferred.
- A compassionate and patient approach to supporting children with special educational needs is essential.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team.
- Adaptability to customise support to the unique requirements of the pupil.
- A genuine passion for enhancing the educational experience of children with ASD.
- The opportunity to undertake a fulfilling role within a welcoming and inclusive school community.
- Access to professional development and training opportunities in the field of SEN.
- Competitive compensation commensurate with skills and dedication.
- The chance to make a positive impact on a child's educational journey.
Candidates who are caring and enthusiastic SEN Teaching Assistants, ready to provide dedicated 1:1 support to a Year 2 pupil with ASD, are encouraged to apply. Join the school in creating a supportive and empowering learning experience in Deptford, South East London.
To apply, candidates should submit their CV and a brief cover letter outlining their passion for working with children with special educational needs, along with their availability for this role.
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