Teaching Personnel
03 Apr 2019
03 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Year 1 SEN Support Assistant- BLACKBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL**

Year 1 child requires 1:1 support due to special educational needs in mainstream primary school. The child has a number of additional needs and is not yet diagnosed with any particular condition.

- Experience working alongside children with special educational needs on a 1:1 basis is crucial and a necessity for this role; you must have experience of supporting children with Autism and particularly in the support of children with social and communication needs. The use of MAKATON and PECs cards would be beneficial.

- Solid experience working in a school setting is required and preferably working on a 1:1 basis. If you have a care background and not as much school based experience then I would still recommend applying.

-A Level 2 or above qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is a must and preferably you will hold a good level of English and Maths. If you are degree trained then you will still be considered for this role.

A school in the town of Blackburn have approached Teaching Personnel in order to source and appoint a Teaching Assistant (L2, L3 or Degree trained) to work closely alongside a child with Autism (not diagnosed) and also be utilised as a general TA in the class. The child who requires support was working successfully with a support assistant before the Easter holidays and due to unforeseen circumstances the child requires new support. It is imperative that you are committed to working every day and you are able to commit to working with this child for the rest of the year. The school are keen to appoint a dependable practitioner to ensure they have continuity in the classroom.

The Head Teacher has stated that the general behaviour in school is ‘Very good with the odd hiccup’. Due to this she has said she would like to employ a practitioner with fantastic behaviour management who can use a range of strategies to work consistently with the school’s policy. She has also mentioned that the school does hold a strong Christian faith which helps the children and their parents to work effectively with each other and the staff in school. The child is not yet diagnosed, nor does she have an EHCP, however the school are keen to support her additional learning and social needs. There are no behaviour issues with the child and so the Head teacher has specified that the successful practitioner will be one who is more nurturing as opposed to someone who is ‘tough’ with behaviour management. You may be expected to use a range of communication needs such as basic MAKATON and PECs. You will also be expected to build a good structure and routine using visual timetables to ensure the child can access all areas of the school and the Curriculum.

The salary is based on a 6 hour day position held Monday to Friday, and depending on experience, this could vary between £9.50-£10.50 per hour. Additional salary may increase depending on the interest of welfare.

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