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SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Special Education Needs - Post
  •  Location - Croydon, London
  •  Salary - £15500 - £17500 per annum
  •  Date Posted - 21/09/2021

We are currently working with an inspirational SEN school based in Croydon who are looking to recruit two specialist SEN Teaching Assistants to start ASAP on a permanent basis.

This is an independent special school for children with profound, and multiple learning difficulties, severe sensory impairment, and complex medical needs. They cater for children and young people from 3-25 and take a holistic and collaborative approach with our in house teaching and learning, nursing and therapy teams. Their curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of our pupils, supporting them to live fulfilling and independent lives. The curriculum is designed around an inclusive ethos which respects the dignity and the rights of the child. Student well-being and engagement are at the heart of our approach in order to motivate students to achieve to their fullest potential and make a positive contribution to life in modern Britain.

It would be a great advantage to have had experience of working with children who have special needs in either a school or nursery setting, SLD/PMLD especially.

The salary range for the Teaching Assistant role is £14,500 to £17,500 per annum (actual salary)

DUTIES:

  • To assist with the pupils' individual educational programmes, under the guidance of the class teacher.

  • To assist with the pupils' individual care programmes: - eating, drinking, toileting, dressing etc. - with guidance and oversight of the appropriate professionals - and always mindful of respect for the dignity of the pupil. This will require a certain level of physical fitness and wellbeing to be able to carry out these duties daily.

  • To support students with physiotherapy programmes including hydrotherapy and rebound therapy.

  • To assist with recording, reporting and administrative tasks as directed by the teacher, or other professionals.

  • As a member of the class team, contribute to creating appropriate motivating environments and activities for the pupil under the direction of the class teacher.

  • To assist in the organisation and carrying out of activities in the absence of the class teacher.

  • To work as part of a small class group under the direction of the teacher or senior classroom assistant.

  • To be familiar with all school policies and procedures and ensure they are implemented.

  • To follow procedures to maintain the health and safety standards for all.

  • To report any incident or accident concerning pupils', staff or self, to a senior member of staff.

  • To attend regular staff meetings.

  • To be positively involved in the development of the school

  • To accompany, support and assist pupils on external visits.

If you have a passion for working with children and adults who have severe SEN needs then please apply ASAP.

If you would like to know more information please contact Jamie Robinson at Future Education.

  • Reference: SENLSARFJR21_1631036637
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