Teaching Assistant - Special Educational Needs

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£60 - £65 p day
04 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Teaching Assistant - SEN

Teaching Assistant Role - Ideal for a Psychology graduate or other graduate with experience working with SEN learners.

Perfect opportunity for an ambitious graduate to provide quality support for a number of SEN pupils within a Special School and to gain paid experience prior to applying for a teacher training or educational psychology course the following year.

Teaching Assistant SEN Benefits:

Earn £300 per week

Graduate position, applicants must have a recent degree

Gain invaluable experience in a paid SEN Teaching Assistant role

Located centrally in Birmingham with good public transport links

Working hours between Mon-Fri

Long-term placement for the rest of this academic year

Fantastic opportunity to support a SEN pupil to succeed!

Excellent experience prior to a Teacher training course in 2018!

Overview of the role:

Working as part of a close-knit intervention team, you will play an integral role in the support of a number of pupils who attend this school. A number of these pupils have Autism and have difficulty communicating. You will support these pupils both within learning environments and during intervention groups. You will have the support and guidance from a number of experienced SEN teachers, as well as an amazing Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and two in-house Speech and Language Therapists.

The purpose of this role would be to support a number of SEN pupils to access the curriculum and overcome specific barriers to learning they currently face. This role is ideal for a Psychology graduate who has experience working with young people, either in a school-setting or as part of volunteering activities. Alternatively, if you are a recent graduate with experience working with people who have Special Educational Needs the school would still like to hear from you. The most important thing is that you are a graduate with a passion to support pupils who have special educational needs.

Teaching Assistant SEN - Person Specification:

Excellent communication is extremely important in this role as some of the pupils who you will be supporting have difficulty expressing their feelings and communicating with others. It is also vital that you have good literacy and numeracy skills, having obtained an A-B in your GCSE grades and A-B in your A Levels too will be advantageous to your application. The ability to show tact and sensitivity is important in this role as you must be able to emphasise with the pupils, some of which, are on the Autistic Spectrum. It is important in this role to know when to engage with the pupils and when to give the pupils space. At times, the pupils may show challenging behaviour, this will require you to be a resilient individual who can bounce back after facing a challenge. The pupils can sometimes be disengaged and show signs of disruptive behaviour so the ideal candidate must be confident, engaging and resilient. If you think you could excel in this role and give 100% to the pupils - then this role could be for you!

Apply today for this amazing SEN Teaching Assistant opportunity by sending your CV and clicking 'apply now'!

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