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Date Added: Thu 11/04/2024

Teaching Assistant

Tonbridge, TN9, UK
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Company: HEART TEACHING

Job Type: Contract, Full Time

Salary: £12.82 - £13.50/hour

Heart Teaching are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant. As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you will work closely with our teaching staff to support students with profound, severe, and complex needs, many of whom are on the Autistic Spectrum.
The successful candidate will:
· Provide one-on-one or small group support to students with special educational needs, both inside and outside the classroom.
· Adapt teaching materials and resources to accommodate different learning styles and abilities.
· Help students with their personal care needs, if required.
· Monitor and record students' progress, providing feedback to the teacher and parents/guardians.
· Collaborate with the school's SEN Coordinator and other professionals, such as speech and language therapists or occupational therapists, to implement specific strategies and interventions.
· Promote a positive and inclusive learning environment that fosters the social and emotional well-being of all students.
· Encourage student independence and self-confidence through targeted support and encouragement.
· Assist with the management of behavior and implement behavior management strategies as directed by the teacher and school policies.
· Attend relevant training sessions and professional development opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills in working with students with special educational needs.
Requirements:
· Have an enhanced DBS certificate on the update service or be willing to process a new application.
· Hold the Right to Work in the UK
· Be able to provide two references within the last 2 years.
· Full time, Monday to Friday, 8am to 3:30pm
· Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with students, teachers, and parents/guardians.
· Patience, empathy, and a genuine desire to support students with diverse learning needs.
· Understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures.
· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
At Heart Teaching, we are unwavering in our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To ensure their safety, we undertake rigorous safeguarding checks for all staff, implement a robust recruitment process, provide ongoing training, encourage vigilant reporting, maintain comprehensive policies and procedures, and continuously review and improve our practices. As an educational recruitment agency, we recognize our responsibility in safeguarding the children we serve, and we prioritize their protection above all else.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.
Please see our website page Heart Teaching and scroll to the bottom to see our 'Privacy Notice' for an explanation about how we use information we collect about you.
Please be aware that it is strictly prohibited to apply for any role that involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are currently barred from engaging in such activity. This is a serious offense and can have legal consequences. We prioritize the safety and well-being of children, and as such, we are committed to conducting thorough background checks and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. If you are aware that you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children, we urge you to refrain from applying for these positions. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in creating a safe environment for children
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