SEN Teaching Assistant

Randstad Education Limited
Knaresborough, UK
18 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have the passion and drive to connect and inspire hard to reach young people? Are you able to manage behaviour effectively? Do you have a background in Youth Work, Sports Coaching, or Community work? This could be the career for you! Read on for details.

Randstad Education is proud to work with a brilliant alternative provision that caters for students who struggle to access mainstream education. The students very often display challenging behaviours and have Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. This Secondary provision school is seeking a SEN Teaching Assistant to support the pupils throughout their day, providing guidance and reassurance when needed. General knowledge of the KS3/4 curriculum would be an advantage. This is a long term role, with potential to extend longer.

School Benefits:
On site parking
Close to public transport
Top of the range equipment
Brilliant career progression opportunities
A holistic approach to teaching and education
Extensive grounds and building
Supportive staff team including therapists, nurses and specially trained teachers

Randstad Benefits:
Dedicated SEND Consultants with experience working in SEN education
24/7 on-call service
Free career advice
Support and guidance throughout your role
Market advice
Job matching based on your preferences
Advice and feedback on your current CV
Team teach training available

Your role will include:
Establishing constructive relationships with both 1:1 as wells as the rest of the class/school students
Following the positive behaviour plans for each individual child
Support class teacher and teaching assistants/support staff to maintain a positive working environment
Develop a clear understanding of the specific needs of specifically 1:1 pupil, but also the rest of the class
Looking after children's physical, emotional, mental and social welfare
Recognising signs of distress in children, offering reassurance and de-escalating the situation to best of your ability
To maintain a record and provide regular feedback about pupils to the teachers and/or SENCO in order to best track pupil progress
Assist the school in communicating with parent and carers using appropriate approach
To support all learners in their curriculum studies and throughout the day

Key skills and experience needed:
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
Commitment to and passion for working with vulnerable children
Ability to build respectful relationships with children
Experience working in SEND setting/ youth work/sports coaching/community work
The ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
Able to work with learners with various learning difficulties e.g. ADHD or dyslexia
Flexibility in approach to educating and supporting children
Ideally team teach trained (opportunity to train with Randstad if not)

Does this sound the like the position for you? Do you want to work in a role when you know you are making a meaningful difference? Do you feel you can provide the support this child needs? Then please apply to be considered for this position with an updated CV and a member of the SEND team will be in touch!

Randstad Education maintains the highest standard of child safety and compliance when placing candidates into schools. Successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes the enhanced DBS check.

Randstad Education has an array of positions in the West Yorkshire area. If this is of interest to you, call the Leeds branch today on .

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