PECs trained Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 1383536720-2
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Tradewind Recruitment
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Teaching Assistant to join a primary school located in Camden to start in September 2024. The successful candidate will work closely with a non-verbal child, utilising PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Makaton to support their communication and learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one support to a non-verbal child, facilitating communication through PECS and Makaton.
  • Assist the class teacher in implementing individualised education plans.
  • Create a safe, inclusive, and stimulating learning environment.
  • Monitor and record the progress of the child, adapting support strategies as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the SENCO and other staff members to ensure the best outcomes for the child.
  • Encourage social interaction and help develop communication and life skills.
  • Support the child with any personal care needs as required.


  • Previous experience working with non-verbal children and knowledge of PECS and Makaton.
  • A patient, empathetic, and proactive approach to supporting children with special educational needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g., CACHE Level 2/3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, SEN qualifications) are desirable but not essential.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your CV to this job advert or send your CV directly to (url removed)