Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 1382377680-2
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Empowering Learning
  • Location: Walsall, Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children with special educational needs? Do you have the skills and dedication to support their learning and development? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Empowering Learning are currently recruiting for a Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join a Specialist Secondary school in Walsall, supporting pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. The school strive to deliver a personalised curriculum using specialist strategies for each pupil.

As a Level 2 SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the teaching staff and working directly with students to provide tailored assistance. You will help create an inclusive and friendly learning atmosphere, ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Build positive relationships with pupils, interact with them with a personalised approach suited to the needs of the individual.
  • Support pupils learning in the most effective way, working as an effective member of the class teaching team.
  • To use specialist strategies and approaches such as Makaton, TEACCH, PECs, Intensive Interaction, under the direction and supervision of the Class Teacher and HLTA.
  • Use behaviour management strategies to ensure pupils are engaged and focused in sessions.
  • Recognise that some pupils have communication difficulties and to act sensitively to their differing needs using alternative communication strategies as required.

Requirements:

  • Level 2 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent.
  • Experience working with children with special educational needs, preferably in a school setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children with SEN.

Benefits of working with Empowering Learning:

  • You will have a dedicated consultant committed to supporting your journey, any questions or concerns.
  • Fast, effective compliance services.
  • Up to date safe guarding training and CPD courses.

If you're interested in this role, please get in touch with Maddison on (phone number removed) or submit your CV.

Empowering Learning Ltd. are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expect all staff to show this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete Disclosure and Barring Service declarations in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997. You will also be required to provide 2 professional references covering at least the last 2 years, and complete our online application followed by a video or face to face interview. Empowering Learning Ltd is a committed Equal Opportunities Employer and therefore will not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.

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