Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 1312339882-2
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Positive Futures Recruitment
  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Bucknall, Stoke on Trent

Salary: £20,941.30 - £22,835.30 (£11.72 - £12.78 per hour)

Hours: 40 hours per week - term Time only

We are currently seeking an SEN Teaching Assistant to join a specialist provision supporting young people aged 6-19 with complex needs typically related to Asperger's Syndrome, Autism and other conditions based in Bucknall.

The role:

As a new Teaching Assistant, your role is to support the children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment.

Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

You will be expected to establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.

You will support the class teacher and contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Experience /Qualifications:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting

  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own car desirable

  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent?is desirable

  • GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures

  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD

  • Ability to adapt

  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual

  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils individual needs

Benefits:

  • Perkbox - deals and discounts on eating out, insurance, food bills, gym membership etc

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Enhanced Annual Leave

  • Company Sick Pay

  • Pension and Life Assurance

  • UK health Cash Plan

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Refer a friend scheme

PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT OFFER SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS ROLE. IF YOU REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP OR HAVE LESS THAN 12 MONTHS REMAINING ON YOUR VISA PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION