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Date Added: Mon 10/06/2024

SEN Teaching Assistant

Newport, NP20, UK
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Company: TEACHING PERSONNEL

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £83.85 - £90/day

Pay: £12.84 per hour / £83.34 per day

Full time: 8:30 - 3:30, Monday - Friday

Contract: Temporary, with the potential of a permanent contract offer (performance dependant)

Start date: 03 September 2024

Teaching Personnel are looking for confident, outgoing individuals to kick start a rewarding career in special education. A background in SEN with either adults or children is desired but not essential for the role. The school in question is a 3-16 SEN school based in Newport. There are a number of roles to be filled all starting September, early starts are also available. 

Job Duties:

Assist in the implementation of individual education plans (IEPs) for students with special educational needs (SEN)
Support students with their learning activities, both individually and in small groups
Provide assistance to the classroom teacher in delivering lessons and managing student behaviour
Help create a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students
Collaborate with the teaching team to develop appropriate strategies and resources to meet individual student needs
Monitor and record student progress, providing feedback to the teacher
Assist with personal care and physical support for students with disabilities or mobility difficulties
Promote effective communication between students, teachers, and parents/guardians
Attend meetings and training sessions as required
Required Qualifications:

Minimum of GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics
Understanding of special educational needs and the ability to support students accordingly
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude towards students with SEN
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

Previous experience working in a similar role, preferably in an education or care work setting
Knowledge of different learning strategies and approaches for students with SEN
Familiarity with relevant legislation, policies, and procedures related to SEN
Basic understanding of child development and learning theories
Good organisational and time management skills
Preferred Qualifications:

Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
Additional training or qualifications related to supporting students with SEN
First aid certification
Working Conditions:

The SEN Teaching Assistant role is based in a school environment. The working hours are typically aligned with regular school hours. The role may involve occasional physical activity and the need to assist students with personal care. The individual may need to adapt to different classroom settings and work closely with students, teachers, and other staff members.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are a suitable candidate for this position. We appreciate all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is a highly rewarding job that comes with a great sense of pride in your work. If you are looking for job where you can go home every day knowing you've made a difference, then please apply today. The schools are looking to appoint ASAP. Interviews are to be held either at our Cardiff Office or online via Teams. 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ's on the Teaching Personnel website 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 undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.

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.

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