SEND Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - North West London

Ref: 1977Thursday 25 January 2024

£80-£100 PAYE depending on experience

SEND Teaching Assistant 

 Specialist SEND school for pupils with Complex and Moderate Learning Difficulties

  • £80-£90 per day PAYE
  •  Great career progression and development opportunities.
  •  Ealing, West London 
  • ASAP start
  • Full-Time (term time only)

We, Parker Smith Inclusion, are an ethical, people-focused SEN recruitment consultancy. We care about our job and put our people and schools, most importantly our children, before profit. We have outstanding working relationships with many schools and local authorities and are growing!

We are currently working closely with an incredible SEND school based in the Ealing area. The school is primarily for children with severe/complex needs, so being confident and comfortable in this environment is a MUST!

The school is looking to appoint an energetic, patient, empathetic and skilled Teaching Assistant to be based across a mix of different year groups. As the classes are relatively small, being comfortable leading small groups or supporting on a 121 basis is important.

Why should you join the school?

  • A supporting and encouraging team.
  • Amazing facilities are available on-site for pupils.
  • Hydrotherapy pool and other excellent resources available
  • Focusing on creative learning and therapeutic education.
  • Providing personalized and individualized curriculum for each pupil to ensure they are being supported to their best ability.
  • Focusing on life skills as well as developing self-confidence and independence, occasional days out with the pupils to encourage them to develop their interpersonal skills and independence.
  • Free parking space available on site
  • Providing a safe and healthy environment for pupils and staff members
  • Ongoing specialist training and CPD.
  • Career progression is available with an excellent SLT to help support.

What are you expected to do?

  • Supporting pupils in classroom settings and in their general school day.
  • Participating and engaging in school trips and other extra-curricular activities
  • Managing behaviour, being patient, sympathetic, understanding, and having a kind and caring nature.
  • Assisting the class teacher with planning, preparing, and delivering learning activities, as well as monitoring and assessing children’s achievement and progress.
  • Working closely with the school's multi-disciplinary team and parents/ family members/ carers
  • Actively getting involved in a wide range of activities, promoting the physical, cognitive, cultural, social, and emotional well-being of the pupils
  • Actively interacting with children through play-based and sensory-related activities
  • Partaking in necessary training and being willing to adapt teaching methods per pupil.

Some of our pupils have Speech and Language Communication Needs (SLCN), and some are non-verbal. Some pupils have complex medical needs and mobility issues. You may also experience physical behavioural challenges that are associated with the needs. Some pupils may also require personal care and feeding, being comfortable carrying out personal care if needs be is important. Being able to use Makaton, Signalong or PECs is preferred.

Requirements for SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Having a passion for SEND
  • Empathy, patience, determination, kindness, caring and having the ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with staff and pupils.
  • Anyone with personal interests in supporting children and young people with learning disabilities, even having personal experiences with SEND, such as friends or family members.
  • A positive, proactive, and patient individual who has a can-do attitude and is willing to learn
  • A team player and has great communication skills
  • Good timekeeping, available Monday - Friday, Term Time Only

Interested in hearing more?

Please get in touch if you want to hear more about our SEN opportunities! You can apply by responding to this advert! Unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role if you are not contacted within 5 working days. However, we will keep your CV, and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you consent to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.

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