London Teaching Pool are currently recruiting for a specialist SEN TA to work with children and young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties at a specialist school in Witham Essex.
A special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant is specifically employed to work with children and young people who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential.
The duties of this SEN teaching assistant role include: working with individuals who have difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental health needs, or have a combination of these difficulties. A SEN teaching assistant may also work with gifted and talented individuals. A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.
The role is a long term cover placement, with the potential of becoming a permanent position.
The work of a SEN teaching assistant is often challenging and varied and may involve:
- Teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside the classroom.
- Preparing lessons and resources.
- Marking and assessing work.
- Developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils
- Using special equipment and facilities, such as audio visual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning.
- Collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum and young people’s additional needs.
- Assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual pupils' special needs.
- Working with the head teacher and governing body to ensure that the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) are met in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.
- Liaising with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists.
- Working closely and building positive relationships with parents and guardians.
- Organising learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events.
- Administration, including updating and maintaining records of pupils' progress.
- Attending statutory annual reviews or other related meetings, such as Looked After Child (LAC) reviews, regarding students with a SEN, which may involve reviewing Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
- Receiving in-service training.
- Behaviour management.
- Commitment to working with pupils with special educational needs.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Initiative and problem-solving skills.
- The ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour.
- Team working skills.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- An observant and responsive approach.
- Flexibility - it is important to be able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt or change plans accordingly (ability to reflect in action).
- A positive, energetic and enthusiastic outlook.
- Patience, understanding and empathy with pupils and parents.
The ideal candidate will have at least 6 months to 1 years’ experience in a classroom environment ideally with a Team-Teach qualification. You will also need to have the following:
- Strong track record of raising levels of achievement and motivation.
- Be able to lead and influence.
- NQTs are welcome to apply.
- A valid DBS.
- The right to work in the UK.
- A minimum of two references.
In return you will receive:
- A dedicated and experienced recruitment consultant.
- Excellent and competitive rates of pay.
- A range of positions covering day to day supply, short and long term roles.
- Managed payroll system.
- Weekly pay.
- On-going support and training and development opportunities.
Do not forget TLTP’s Refer and Earn scheme. For every person you recommend that we place and meets our terms and conditions you will receive a referral bonus of £130 (subject to statutory deductions).
TLTP Group is an Equal Opportunities employer. Subject to observance of all UK and EU current legislation we shall not discriminate to exclude individuals on the grounds of age, race, colour, gender (birth or reassigned), sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, marital status, ethnic or national origin, health, pregnancy, childcare responsibilities or criminal records. Candidates from such groups are actively encouraged to apply.
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