Permanent Teaching Assistant

Recruiter
REESON EDUCATION
Location
Sutton Green, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Jul 2019
Closes
25 Jul 2019
Ref
1178098763
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Permanent SEN TA

Reeson Education are currently working with a autism secondary independent school based in Sutton. They are currently looking to appoint a few Permanent SEN Teaching Assistant for immediate start. The position can start immediately on contract or timesheets independent on your compliance with us. This will enable you to see if the school would be a right fit for you.

It takes a very special person to work with pupils with autism and learning difficulties. Class sizes can be as small as 4/5 pupils and there is a high ratio of LSA support. Autism schools have pupils with complex needs, there may be pupils with degenerative illnesses, those who are completely non-verbal and communicate using basic signing tools like Makaton or through a series of lights and clickers. There may be pupils at the high end of the autism spectrum or with Cerebral Palsy.

Your duties could include:
  • Assisting with pupils' physical needs, including hygiene and feeding, as well as assisting with therapy sessions
  • Helping with pupils' school work under the supervision of an SEN teacher
  • Helping pupils increase their confidence, self-esteem and independence
  • You will be responsible for promoting inclusion, working according to IEPs and advancing learning, allowing the children you will be working with to make positive progress by removing barriers to learning.

The successful candidate should:
  • Have knowledge/interest and experience working with Autism/ASD, ADHD, EBD, SLD, PMLD
  • Be able to use positive reinforcement when supporting behaviour difficulties
  • Working with pupils with ADHD this would be an advantage
  • Be a patient and positive role model for children
  • Knowledge of BSL, Makaton, Team Teach, SPELL/TEACCH would be an advantage.

Important Notice: In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and professionalism is at the heart of what we do. Applicants are required to attend a face to face interview, reference checks and an enhanced DBS disclosure. Reeson Education is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. All of our employees are trained in Safer Recruitment as standard. It is Reeson Educations policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Reeson Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients

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