Teaching Assistant of SEN required for Leeds Secondary school

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£55 to £70 per day
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SEND Teaching Assistant – Leeds

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant within a large Secondary School based in LS16. This is a full time role (term time only) for the 2018/19 academic year. A current DBS on the update service will also be required to put you forward for this role.

Catering for pupils with complex learning and medical needs aged from 11-18, the school are committed to providing learning opportunities through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which allows all to achieve and celebrate success. Following a recent restructure, we are seeking a SEND Teaching Assistant to work across all Key stages class, supporting pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. You will support individual and groups of pupils to access core subjects, as well as participation within a sensory curriculum, designed to meet pupils’ holistic needs. This programme includes physical education, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy. You will also be required to supervise pupils during lunchtime, and may be required to support individuals with feeding. Due to the nature of pupil needs, you will also be required to carry out personal care.

The school has easy access to good public transport links from the city centre, as well as by car from the surrounding areas.

As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant, you will have previous experience of supporting pupils with complex learning needs, ideally within a specialist setting. You must also possess or be willing to undertake training in Team Teach and/or Moving and Handling. You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as you will be required to give feedback to students, contribute to reports and Education, Health and Care Plans (ECHP), and liaise with teachers, learning support staff, school therapists, medical staff and parents/carers.

In return for your commitment as an SEND Teaching Assistant, we can offer:

* Competitive daily pay rates of up to �70
* Continual professional development (CPD) opportunities (including Team Teach, Moving and Handling, and Autism Awareness)
* Flexible working patterns
* Safe Working Practice – ensuring your reputation is protected

We offer fantastic rates of pay, stable long term work on a part/full time basis across West Yorkshire. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like more information. If this sounds like your next challenge, please call Brian on 0113 2240232 or forward me a copy of your most recent CV and I will be more than happy to assist.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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Tel: 0113 224 0232
Contact: Brian Hardie

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