SEN Teaching Assistant - Cranleigh
Are you a resilient and positive person, ready to make a difference in the lives of young people?
Do you want to gain qualifications and accreditations whilst working?
Are you ready for a new challenge, helping vulnerable pupils fulfil their potential?
A co-educational school, in a beautiful setting in Cranleigh, are looking for positive and empathetic individuals to join their team. The school caters for children aged between 5 and 19 years old, with complex and severe learning difficulties, who are on the Austic Spectrum.
You don't need SEN experience to apply. You do need empathy and compassion, physical and mental resilience and the drive to make a real difference to the lives of our young people.
-A two year nationally accredited TA qualification with dedicated training
-Team Teach positive behaviour support training
-Excellent career progression opportunities
-Free hot lunch during term time
-Generous pension scheme
-Free on-site parking
-Employee assistance service (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service) -Leisure Centre discount on gym, swim and fitness classes
The role involves:
-Supporting pupils 1 to 1 in a small class setting
-To support the general wellbeing of students within the structure of the school
-To ensure that students are managed in accordance with school expectations during their time at school
-To liaise with teachers, care staff, and Parents creating an effective team sharing knowledge and information
-To play a leading role in the management of resources within the designated teaching area
Key skills and requirements:
-Minimum Grade C or equivalent, in English Language & Maths
-Literacy and Numeracy Skills: you will need to support the students in their learning and be able to read, understand and complete medication forms, risk assessments and student reports and records.
-Common Sense: you will need work in a team and dynamically risk assess challenging situations to keep yourself and others safe.
-Communication skills: you need to be able to communicate effectively with children, families and professionals.
-Patience: you will need to adapt to the pace of each individual young person and be able to remain calm when faced with anxious, emotional or frustrated behaviours, some of which would be deemed unacceptable elsewhere.
Benefits for working with Randstad:
-Dedicated consultants 24/7 (we are on call) with experience working in the education sector
-Continuous support and guidance throughout your whole journey to help you reach your goal
-Salary negotiation support
-Matching you with the job opportunity that you are looking for
-Advice and feedback on your current CV from education professionals
If you want to know more about this fabulous opportunity or wish to send us your application then please don't hesitate to apply now!
This role is open to receiving applications over the next two weeks. Within a week of the closing date, appropriate applicants will begin a two-stage interview process, after which shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the final stage of the interview process with appropriate school leadership.
If this isn't the right role for you, we have an array of positions in Sussex and Surrey which may also be of interest to you. If you know someone who would be interested, please pass along their contact details!
Randstad Education maintains the highest standard of child safety and compliance when placing candidates into schools. Any successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes the enhanced DBS check.