Do you have experience supporting students with emotional and behavioural difficulties?
Would you like to make a positive impact on students who struggle with low self-esteem?
Are you looking for a full-time position with an immediate start?
We are currently looking for a resilient, positive Teaching Assistant to join a fantastic special needs primary school in the Horley area. The school caters for students aged 6 - 11 years old, who have communication difficulties typically associated with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism. The students can display challenging behaviour at times; therefore, the ideal candidate will be resilient and level-headed when faced with these situations.
You will be joining a very supportive staff team; the schools believe strongly in working together to achieve the best for their co-workers and students alike. The whole team strive to exceed expectations at every opportunity, providing a passionate, valued support network for each staff member.
It is important to note that this is a Monday to Friday role, with working hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, with an extra hour after school allocated once a week to continuous professional development. This is a full-time role with an immediate start, with an ideal start date of Monday 23rd November.
Your duties and responsibilities will include:
* To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe, and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at school
* To promote and encourage independence and personal development
* Support the class teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
* To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt o any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school
* Willing to be involved with occasional, necessary physical intervention; full training on this will be provided
* To promote pupils' cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and capabilities:
* Resilience and patience with working with students who exhibit challenging behaviour
* Commitment to ongoing personal development
* Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant qualification (desirable but not essential)
* Experience working in a special school environment is desirable
* GCSE passing grades in Maths and English (essential)
* Team TEACH trained (desirable but not essential)
Benefits of working for this school:
* Highly supported ongoing training and CPD programmes
* Fully funded training and qualifications
* Supportive and approachable management and staff
* Great opportunities to promote creative, meaningful learning opportunities
* No evening or weekend work
* Free parking
* Benefits package including pension plan, employee assistance programme, Perk Box discounts, and more.
Benefits of working with Masterclass:
* A dedicated and experienced consultant that specialises in SEN, that will tailor the service to your needs in order to secure your dream role
* Current, honest career and market advice
* Continuous support throughout your career journey with FREE CPD
* Flexible working hours
* Focus on your health and well-being as a priority
For more information about this role, please contact Stine Hammett on (phone number removed)
Any successful candidates will be subject to the Schools' compliance process that includes an Enhanced DBS check