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Date Added: Thu 16/11/2023

SEN Teaching Assistant

Plymouth, PL1, UK
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Job Type: Temporary, Part Time

Salary: £80 - £90/day

Position: SEN Teaching Assistant 
Pay: Up to £90 per day
Location: Plymouth, England
Start From: ASAP
Contract Type: Temporary, Parttime
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Do you have a strong desire to improve the lives of students who struggle with behavior issues and special education needs?
Do you perform best in a welcoming and encouraging learning environment?

If so, we would like to offer you an amazing opportunity!

Reputable primary and secondary schools in Plymouth are looking to add a committed and caring SEN Teaching Assistant to their staff. For anyone wishing to obtain experience prior to applying for teacher training, this is the ideal position.

Role and Responsibilities:
As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting students with special educational needs and challenging behaviours. Your responsibilities will include:

Giving one-on-one support: Spending time getting to know students who need more help and adjusting support to suit their specific requirements. This could be giving advice on academic matters, assisting with assignments in the classroom, or offering support for personal hygiene needs as needed.
Individual education plans (IEPs) for students are put into action by working together with teachers and SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators). You'll assist the pupils in reaching their learning objectives and assist in keeping track of their development.
Promoting positive behavior includes not only reminding students of school policies and procedures but also encouraging and exhibiting positive behavior. You'll provide guidance on appropriate social behavior and employ workable techniques to manage challenging behaviors.
Encouraging and demonstrating positive behavior as well as reiterating school policies and procedures are all part of promoting positive behavior. You'll use practical methods to control difficult behaviors and offer advice on proper social behavior.
Establishing an inclusive learning atmosphere where students feel appreciated, respected, and supported is known as facilitating inclusion. You will collaborate closely with educators and other staff members to guarantee that every student has equal access to classroom learning opportunities and school life.
Helping instructors keep their classrooms neat and comfortable for learning. You could assist with organizing supplies, overseeing machinery, and putting plans into action to improve student focus and engagement.
Collaborating with colleagues: Working collaboratively with teachers, SENCOs, and other teaching assistants to share insights and best practices. You will actively participate in team meetings and contribute to the development of effective intervention strategies.
Monitoring and reporting: Observing and documenting student progress and behaviours, providing regular feedback to teachers and SENCOs. You will maintain accurate records and contribute to the evaluation of intervention programs. 

The successful candidate will have:

Relevant experience working with students with special educational needs and challenging behaviours is highly desirable.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
Graduation from a recognized institution is preferable.
Patience, empathy, and the ability to remain calm in challenging situations.
A commitment to promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities for all students.
Flexibility and adaptability to work effectively in a dynamic educational environment. 

To work with GSL Education as a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, you should: 

Have the right to work in the UK. 
Have at least 6 months of experience in an educational setting or the health care sector. 
Have an up-to-date CV with two relevant references from within the last 2 years.  
Have a DBS registered to the update service or be happy to apply for one with GSL Education

Please be advised that this role requires strong knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection and that successful applicants must satisfy all background safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS on the update service. 
For more information about any of the positions mentioned above, please contact Amy Coubrough at GSL Education as soon as possible. To work with GSL Education on the role of SEN Teaching Assistant, please apply via the application link or visit (url removed) to apply online
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