SEN Teaching Assistant with Makaton

Recruiter
Teaching Personnel
Location
Ashford
Posted
12 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Teaching Personnel are currently looking for a passionate and experienced SEN Teaching Assistant to work within one of our partner SEN schools located in Smeeth, Ashford. The school is looking for a dedicated SEN teaching assistant (TA) that is able to support a child on a 2:1 basis with PECS, Makaton, and complex needs.

Our client is a non-maintained special school catering for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, including a range of communication needs, between the ages of 8 and 18.

Requirements:

* Experience working with children or adults with speech & language difficulties
* Experience of using Makaton is essential; a recognised Makaton qualification is desired.
* Exceptional communicators and strong team-players
* Able to fit in well with the supportive staff-team at the school
* A pro-active and enthusiastic teaching assistant who can bring to the post lots of ideas and a passion for working with SEN children
* Previous experience working with autism is essential for this role
* Eligibility to live and work in the UK
* The desire and motivation to meet the challenge of working with children with SEN
* Ability to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

The school offers:

* A welcoming, vibrant and inclusive school community
* Dedicated and passionate support staff
* Excellent career development opportunities

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see (url removed)/faqs for details.

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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