SEN Teaching Assistant with Makaton

Teaching Personnel
12 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
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.


* 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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