Early Years SEN Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Tower Hamlets, North East London

Ref: 6010Monday 1 July 2024

Location: Tower Hamlets, London

Position: Early Years Teaching Assistant

Contract Type: Full-Time

Salary: £85 - £95

Start Date: September 2024

Closing Date for Applications: July 31, 2024

About Us

Parker Smith Inclusion are working with a Primary School with an Early Years Provision on site, is a dynamic and inclusive educational community dedicated to fostering a supportive and enriching environment for all students. We are committed to providing high-quality education and care, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

The Role

We are looking for a compassionate and skilled Early Years Teaching Assistant with experience working with children with complex needs and non-verbal autism. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting our youngest learners, helping them to develop socially, emotionally, and academically.

Responsibilities

  • Provide individualized support to children with complex needs and non-verbal autism in the Early Years setting.
  • Assist with the implementation of personalized learning plans and interventions.
  • Use alternative communication methods, such as PECS or Makaton, to support non-verbal children.
  • Work closely with the class teacher, SENCO, and other professionals to monitor and review each child's progress.
  • Create a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment.
  • Assist with personal care needs, if required.
  • Engage children in play-based learning activities to promote their development.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/carers, providing regular updates on their child's progress and any concerns.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children with complex needs and non-verbal autism, preferably in an Early Years setting.
  • A minimum of Level 2 qualification in Childcare.
  • Knowledge of alternative communication methods, such as PECS or Makaton, is highly desirable.
  • A patient, empathetic, and proactive approach.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit CV to elise.harnwell@psinclusion.co.uk July 31, 2024. Please include details of your experience and why you are interested in this position.

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