Special Education Needs Teaching Assistant

New Directions
Birkenhead, UK
19 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
New Directions are currently recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant to join a large SEN school near Birkenhead. The role is primarily to support a pupil with Autism but may also include aspects of working with small groups of children who require additional support. The temporary role is to start in September 2019 and continue as funding allows.

The school has stated they expect the successful candidate to have:

• NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent
• a good standard of education in English and Mathematics
• experience of supporting children in a classroom environment, including those with special educational needs
• the ability to establish positive relationships with pupils and emphasise with their needs
• the ability to consistently and effectively implement behaviour management strategies
• the ability to monitor the pupil(s) response to learning activities and be able to modify or adapt the activities to achieve the intended learning outcomesIf you feel you are suited to this position you are encouraged to apply

Job Specification

Teaching, Learning or Classroom Assistants are now vital resources for teachers and are heavily relied upon in schools.

We specialise in recruiting Teaching Assistants (TA) who are qualified in the following;

* NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant

* NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant

* Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

* CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education

* BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing).

We'll also consider experienced Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

Jobs in additional learning needs (ALN)

A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as having:

* Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

* Dyslexia

* Dyspraxia

* Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)

* Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)

* Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

* Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)

* Severe Learning Difficulties

* Physical Disabilities (PD).

As a teaching assistant you'll be expected to:

* Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, ALNCO and class teachers

* Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress

* Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities

* Assist class teachers with maintaining student records

* Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.

What New Directions Education offers:

* A dedicated and expert Account Manager

* Regular and varied supply work

* Competitive rates of pay

* Potential long-term roles

* Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)

* A network of branches across the UK

* One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement

* We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales

* Recommend-a-friend scheme

* Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Wirral branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on (phone number removed) or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy

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