SEN Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel
Leeds, UK
Closing date
9 Nov 2020

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A Leeds Primary school we work in partnership with are looking for a hard-working and experienced Special Needs Teaching Assistant to start after October half-term for a full-time position until July 2021.

The school are looking to appoint someone prior to the October half-term (in the next 2 weeks) so you can experience a few days in school before commencing your official role. This will be a long term position on a full time basis until July 2021 initially, but could become permanent on a schools contract at the end of the year.

As an SEN Support Assistant you will be working 1-1 and in small groups with children who have additional needs such as; Autism, Global Delay and who may display challenging behaviour. You will be required to work closely with the class teacher and school SENCO to ensure children are in line with their targets and following their Educational Health Care Plans. Having experience of supporting children with autism and being confident in engaging them in work is essential as you will be their consistent staff member who will support them till the end of the academic year.

Candidates applying for this role MUST have a Level 3 Qualification and at least 6 months experience of working with children in a school environment in order to be considered for this position.

The successful candidates will be working Monday to Friday 8:30am- 3:30pm. Depending on how well the candidate works within the school there may well be an opportunity for the role to become permanent at the end of the academic year.

Primary responsibilities:

Be committed to the safeguarding of children
Encourage children's learning and engagement with class activities
Help them become confident young children who can engage in social activities
Support with reading, writing and maths
To take responsibility for the welfare and safety of all the children
To be an effective Teaching Assistant, planning and implementing appropriate learning experiences within a stimulating learning environment
Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearances, conduct a positive and courteous relations with children, parents and colleagues
Monitor children's progress, keep meaningful records and evaluate performance through formative assessments
If you are interested in this role and able to start from 2nd November please contact Charley Alexander at the Leeds Wakefield Primary Branch on the details below or, register to Teaching Personnel online.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see (url removed)/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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