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SEN Teaching Assistant (SEMH & Complex Needs)

  • Special Education Needs - Post
  •  Location - Merton, London
  •  Salary - £70 - £90 per day
  •  Date Posted - 30/11/2021

SEN School located in Merton is currently recruiting a behavioural SEN Teaching Assistant (SEMH & Complex Needs). This is a full time post to start immediately!

Pupils who attend this SEN School have been diagnosed with behavioural SEN; ie SEMH/ PDA/ ODD/ Complex Needs/ CAMHS and are all on Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs). Both SEN Teachers & Support staff are supportive, accommodating and welcoming. Pupils respond well to genuine, consistent, resilient & empathetic staff who are able to build a strong rapport with them. Class sizes are small (typically 5 - 8 pupils per class) and the young people are aged between primary and secondary levels.

Due to expansion and increased students on roll, a new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an SEN Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) who has worked with children with behavioural needs. The successful SEN TA/ HLTA/ Behaviour Mentor/ Youth Worker/ Teaching Assistant / LSA/ Learning Mentor will have great SEN experience (ie SEMH/ ASD/ PDA/ ODD/CAMHS/ ADHD/ADD/ MLD/ Complex Needs/ Behaviour etc). You will be supporting a child/children on both a 1:1 basis and/ or in small groups. You will be excellent at deescalating behaviour and also helping the young people with their work. Your Youth Worker / SEN TA/ Teaching Assistant/ HLTA/ Behaviour Mentor/ Mentor / Child Support Worker/ Child Residential Worker experience must have been obtained in either an SEN School/ mainstream school/ Youth centre/ College/ Alternative Provision or Pupil Referral Unit.

The successful SEN Teaching Assistant (behaviour)

  • Must have worked as either a Behaviour Mentor/ LSA/ Youth Worker/ Learning Mentor/ Teaching Assistant/ SEN TA Child Support Worker/ Child Residential Worker
  • Your SEN Experience; ie PDA/ ASD/ ODD/ Behaviour/ CAMHS / SEMH / ADD/ ADHD Complex Needs/MLD/ and/or Behaviour Difficulties
  • You are calm, resilient an able to build a strong rapport with children and young people
  • 1:1 and small group experience with children
  • You must have worked in either a Pupil Referral Unit/ Alternative Provision/ SEN School /Youth Centre / College and/ or a Mainstream School
  • Can successfully de-escalate behaviour
  • You have an enhanced DBS with the update service OR willing to pay for a new one
  • You live in easy commutable distance to the Merton borough or live in the borough

  • Reference: RGSENSCHBEHTAMER4555_1635863241
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