Special Needs Teaching Assistant

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South West
£9.50 to £9.50 per annum
Teaching Personnel
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We are currently recruiting for an SEN teaching assistant who has experience working with children or adults with Autism.

The school requires a Learning Support Assistant who has the ability to maintain a calm and patient atmosphere and have the skills to support behaviour management. It's crucial that you are pro-active and engaging with the children as this will allow for progress amongst pupils within the class. You will be working with a variety of children on a 1:1 level and in small groups.

The school are ideally looking for a Teaching Assistant who has:

* Previous experience supporting pupils with Autism
* Has an engaging, confident approach and is able to build positive relationships with pupils
* Strong behaviour management skills
* Ability to tailor your approach
* Driven, motivated and positive personality
* Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children and young people

As an SEN TA you will be expected to do the following:

* Ensuring the pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided
* Motivating and encouraging the pupil as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs
* Assisting in speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc
* Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
* Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
* Providing additional nurture to individuals when requested by the class teacher or SENCO
* Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
* Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupils

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs for details.

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

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Contact Details:
Teaching Personnel
Tel: 01202 558848
Contact: Olivia Potter

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