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Teaching Assistant

  • Location:

    South West London

  • Sector:

    SEN Support

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £80 - £100 per day

  • Contact:

    Carl Cooper

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

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  • Contract Length:

    Full Time

Job Vacancy: Full-Time SEN Teaching Assistant (Special Needs Unit)
Location: Tooting, South West London
Position: Full-Time SEN Teaching Assistant
School Type: Special Needs Unit attached to a Mainstream Primary School
Student Age Group: Nursery Age (Early Years)
Start Date: ASAP and September Opportunities Available

About the Role:

A rewarding opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and compassionate individual to join a Special Needs Unit attached to a vibrant mainstream primary school in Tooting. The role involves providing tailored support to nursery-aged children with special educational needs, ensuring they receive the best start to their educational journey.

SEN Teaching Assistant Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Individualised Support: Assist in the development and implementation of personalised learning plans for children with special educational needs.
  • Facilitate Learning Activities: Support the lead teacher in creating and delivering engaging, developmentally appropriate activities that cater to the individual needs of each child.
  • Promote Inclusion: Encourage social interaction and facilitate the integration of children with special needs within the mainstream school environment.
  • Manage Behaviour: Implement positive behaviour management strategies to support the emotional and social development of the children.
  • Monitor Progress: Observe and record the progress of each child, providing feedback to the teacher and parents.
  • Ensure Safety and Wellbeing: Maintain a safe and nurturing environment, attending to the personal care needs of the children when necessary.

SEN Teaching Assistant Ideal Candidate:

  • Qualifications: Relevant qualifications in early years education or special needs support (e.g., NVQ Level 2/3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, Early Years Educator).
  • Experience: Previous experience working with nursery-aged children in an educational setting, particularly those with special educational needs.
  • Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a compassionate and patient approach to working with young children.
  • Attributes: A proactive, flexible, and positive attitude towards supporting children with diverse needs.

What We Offer:

  • Professional Development: Access to ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and career progression.
  • Supportive Environment: Work within a friendly and collaborative team that values the contribution of each member.
  • Competitive Salary: Attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • School Community: Be part of a supportive school community committed to inclusive education and the well-being of every child.

How to Apply:

To apply for this SEN Teaching Assistant position, please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role.

Reeson Education:

REESON Education is London's Premier Recruitment Agency. Established in 2006 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists, we have built our business and reputation on the cores values of honesty, integrity and excellence.

We care about education and the provision of education and have established an excellent reputation with schools and teachers alike.

At REESON Education we work closely with a large network of Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across London. Our client base provides us with an abundance of available daily supply, long term and permanent opportunities across all age groups in all areas of London.

Please note that all daily/hourly rates quoted are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%