Support Staff - Behaviour School
Teaching Assistant/ Learning Support Assistant
Are you a special needs teaching assistant looking for a new challenge?
Are you an LSA with secondary experience?
Do you have experience within challenging behaviour/ SEMH/ EBD or ASD?
A specialist school based in Tower Hamlets is looking for a special needs teaching assistant with experience of working with challenging children and young people.
This is a specialist SEN school that caters for young people with complex social, emotional and mental health difficulties and histories of educational failure.
Purpose of the Job
Special needs teaching assistant will be working with a secondary aged pupils who has severe complex needs including attachment disorder. Students are academic and they range from mild learning difficulties to gifted and talented.
Main duties and responsibilities
Special needs teaching assistants will have the opportunity to work in this outstanding school with an international reputation in special education expertise, curriculum and resources.
Special needs teaching assistants are given opportunities to succeed through the use of highly personalised individual education plans to help support their students.
The Therapeutic Education Department works closely with the nurses, doctors and therapists at the centre and with a wide range of professionals in the community.
This school believes that all young people should be provided with appropriate education in a safe, stable, containing learning environment.
Special needs teaching assistants must have experience working with mental health problems and complex SEN needs.
Special needs teaching assistants will need excellent behaviour management skills
Be able to build positive relationships with young people and staff
Good knowledge/experience working with children with SEMH within an Special needs environment
Special needs teaching assistants will need experience working with secondary aged pupils
Special needs teaching assistants will be collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum
Assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual pupil's special needs
Liaising with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists
If this position could be of interest and you feel you would be a great fit for the position, please apply or email