Teaching Assistants/ Learning Support Assistants - Addlestone
- Are you experienced or looking to start to get into a Teaching Assistant role?
- Do you thrive of spending more time working with children who need it most?
- Or perhaps you have a background as a Support Worker, Care Worker, Key Worker or Youth Worker and feel confident working with children?
If you answered yes to all the above questions then you don't need to look any further, Teaching Personnel are currently looking for long term/ permanent Teaching Assistants to kick start their career at one of our wonderful schools located in Addlestone. The position is to start as soon as possible and potentially going on to a permanent positon at the beginning of September.
As a Teaching Assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term difficulties. The focus of your role is to provide support to students, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks and helping to make sure that children are safe. You might help children with a range of social and personal issues or specialise in a particular area such as Autism, Global development delay or downs syndrome.
As a Teaching Assistant, you'll typically need to:
- Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the class room
- Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
- Ensure you're up-to-date on your knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals
- Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
- Help children with learning and development
- Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date administration and caseload records, including reports of all interactions
- Good communication and listening skills
- The ability to build and maintain rapport with children
- Calmness under pressure and when dealing with challenging or confrontational behaviour
- Flexibility and adaptability
- A good understanding of the challenges faced by the children you help
- Organisation and problem-solving skills
- Resilience and the ability to cope with emotionally-draining and traumatic situations
- Commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of the students
- A positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive approach
If you are excited about the prospect of using your skills to make a real difference to the children who need it most but are unsure of how to take the next step, we are here to help. If you have any questions or would like any information on being a Teaching Assistant in an SEN setting please feel free to call me for a confidential chat, we are available out of school hours.
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see 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.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.