SEND Teaching Assistant

The Education Network
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
17 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Education Network is working on behalf of one of our partnership SEND schools recruit an SEND Teaching Assistant who will be available to start work in October. This is to fill a long-term role supporting a broad range of SEND. The successful Teaching Assistant will therefore be comfortable working with pupils who have ASD, PMLD, SLD, EBD, Downs Syndrome etc. and will be happy to support learning across various age groups.

This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience with a variety of SEND in a supportive working environment. The school maintains an excellent reputation in helping its pupils flourish in all aspects of learning, and are seeking an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant who will contribute to its positive ethos.

Ideal candidates will:
  • Have recent and relevant experience in a similar role, ideally supporting children with Autism; we accept applicants with a background in mainstream education/nursing/care.
  • Have experience of handling challenging behaviour effectively.
  • Possess vital transferrable skills required to be able to support children with SEND, including patience, resilience, confidence, and a calm and nurturing approach.
  • Be able to assist learning on a 1:1 or group basis - depending on the requirement.
  • Possess an enhanced DBS certificate, or be willing to obtain one.

It is desirable (but not essential) that candidates have experience of:
  • Team Teach
  • PEG Feeding
  • Epi Pen
  • Moving and Handling
  • Autism Awareness
  • Personal Care

If you think that you are suitable for the role of SEND Teaching Assistant, then please apply to this advert for an informal chat about the registration process.

If you have not heard form us within 3 working days, this means your application has been unsuccessful.

The Education Network Offer:

Our specialist team have a combined experience of over 25 years and have unrivalled reputation within the education market, taking great pride in the extremely high service levels that we provide to both our schools and our candidates. Our service is honest and efficient and, in addition to our recruitment solution, we offer the opportunity for additional training and development for our candidates. You will also receive personalised career support from the team.

The opportunity to work in friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere where every child matters. Highly supportive, committed and hard working Consultants who will endeavor to find assignments suited to your needs.
An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as excellent rates of pay.

The Education Network is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, including enhanced DBS checks and references.-
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.
Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.

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