Teaching Assistant in Pupil Referral Unit

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Education
Region:
East Midlands
Location:
Northampton
Salary:
£57 to £70 per day
Salary Description:
�57 - 70 per day
Posted:
29/04/2020
Recruiter:
Teaching Personnel
Job Ref:
290420202

Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding job helping young people reach their full potential? Have experince working with students with behavioural needs?

An established pupil referral unit school based in Northampton are looking for a teaching assistant starting immediately to work with pupils with SEMH, challenging behaviour, ADHD, autism and other additional needs. A lot of these students have a challenging background and are in need of some significant support to help grow their self esteem and confidence.

The school caters for secondary and college aged students with challenging behaviour, SEMH and autism. The school is well equipped with good facilities and resources, which the staff make full use of to offer the best level of support to students. It is vital to the school that a positive learning environment is created, where both the students and the staff enjoy learning and where there are opportunities for pupils to progress into college or further work-related learning.

Puoil referral units educate and support young people who have been specifically excluded from mainstream schools. Students are taught in smaller groups and are supported, both, in and out of the classroom. This role will involve supporting and motivating young people academically and emotionally.

The position is:

* Full time - working from 8.30am to 4pm
* Long term - starting immediately on an ongoing basis
* To support pupils of Primary age groups with challenging behaviour

Your work as a special needs teaching assistant would depend on the age of the children and their individual needs, but would typically involve:

* Supporting schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher
* Preparing learning resources
* Encouraging children's confidence, self esteem and independence
* Helping children understand instructions, through repetition, re-phrasing or demonstrating
* Putting into practice individual education, social, behavioural and personal care programmes
* Encouraging children to communicate with one another and with staff
* Providing feedback and assistance to teachers
* Supporting children in social activities and on outings
* Assisting children during therapy sessions
* Recognising signs of distress in children and offering reassurance
* Attending to pupils' physical needs
* Completing records

Key skills and experience needed:

* Experience working in specialist schools such as SEN schools or Pupil Referral Units
* Previous support work within a school or other child related experience
* Strong behaviour management and confident with challenging behaviour
* SEN experience is essential
* One to one and small group work
* Professional manner
* Enthusiastic and friendly, yet firm approach

This SEN school prides itself on creating a nurturing and stimulating environment. They are looking for someone to be committed and enthusiastic in order to establish positive relationships with students and offer support to regulate their feelings. It is incredibly key to maintain high expectations of students to access their learning and ensure all tasks are completed to a high standard.

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Contact Details:
Teaching Personnel
Tel: 01604 521215
Contact: Harry McCullagh
Email:

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