SEND Teaching assistant

TimePlan Education
18 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Timeplan Education are proud to be working with a secondary special school for pupils with MLD, SLD, Autistic spectrum disorder, PMLD and multi-sensory impairment in Southampton. We are recruiting for teaching assistants to support within their PMLD department who have experience of personal care and hoisting for day to day and long term opportunities, starting immediately.

The successful candidate will be responsible for building relationships within the classroom, enabling mobility around the school, supporting with swimming and hydrotherapy sessions and assisting with personal care. Average class sizes are 5 to 9 and the needs of the pupils vary. You will be working within a motivated team of teaching assistants who work hard to provide pupils with a varied and fulfilled day.

Pupils have access to a wonderful sensory garden, forest school and onsite swimming pool facilities which is used on a daily basis. The majority are working to P levels 1 & 2 and there is alternative education in place which offers: Music, Dance, Rebound and Yoga therapy which follows the schools sensory approach. The roles available are a mixture of full and part time and split across KS2, KS3 and we welcome candidates who have experience of supporting pupils aged 0-25 to apply. We are seeking candidates who are looking to work as part of a hugely successful and caring team with the desire to make a difference. The SLT are true believers in development, training and regularly offer CPD courses as part of their commitment to you.

To apply for this role you will need to have :

* School based employment references

* Understanding or experience of SEND

* Manual handling / hoist training

* Personal Care experience

* A current DBS

* Empathy, Understanding and loving personality

In return we are offering:

* A competitive daily rate – dependent upon experience and good working practices

* Access to our CPD and in house training

* A dedicated consultant who will strive to find you the right role

* The opportunity to work for a highly successful organisation that will fully support you

If you are an experienced SEND teaching assistant or a mainstream teaching assistant, you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour and are passionate about working with young people then we would love to hear from you. Please call Natalie Hobman (phone number removed)

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