The special school is for pupils aged 4-16 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs, complex speech and language difficulties and associated learning difficulties, moderate(MLD), severe(SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). There is a Further Education Unit for pupils with PMLD aged 16-19.
The SEN School is looking for additional teaching assistant (Grade 2) to support learning, therapy programmes, medical and personal care for pupils across the school with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and complex medical needs.
The Teaching Assistant will be enthusiastic and creative with experience of working with children and at least a Level 2 qualification in an education or care related area. We will provide further training and support, fantastic colleagues and amazing children.
You will work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
Duties and responsibilities of the post may change over time as requirements and circumstances change. The person in the post may also be required to carry out such other duties as may be necessary from time to time.
Key Skills & Experience Desired for SEN Teaching Assistant
- DBS Certificate issued in last 12 months, ideally with the subscription of the Online Update Service
- Classroom and behaviour management
- Experience of working with ASD, PMLD, SLD and other complex needs is advantageous
- Use of PECS, Makaton and Physical Restraint would be ideal
- Dealing with challenging behaviour
- Personable and positive nature
- Available Immediately or September 2020
- Good knowledge of safeguarding procedures and policies
Important Notice: In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and professionalism is at the heart of what we do. Applicants are required to attend a face to face interview, reference checks and an enhanced DBS disclosure. Reeson Education is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. All of our employees are trained in Safer Recruitment as standard. It is Reeson Educations policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Reeson Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.