SEN Teaching Assistant

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Are you keen and passionate to help children with SLD needs? Are you looking to make a significant and positive difference in people’s quality of life? Do you want to be part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop your skills in the classroom? Then we want to speak with you about a brilliant opportunity!

A leading, well established SEN School in Wakefield is looking to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant in one of their PMLD/ASD classrooms. They are in need of a TA with a can-do attitude, who can get on with their work efficiently and happily. This is a Year 3 classroom, consisting of 7 children with a range of profound learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder and medical needs, alongside the class teacher and another teaching assistant. The successful applicant will have profound and multiple learning difficulties experience, as well as the motivation to work hard and work with in the team to keep the children happy, safe and comfortable. Some of these children have severely complex needs, including being non-verbal. Applicants to this position need to have a degree of resiliency, positive focus, and relevant experience to ensure the high quality care these children deserve. The role will involve assisting the class teacher with children with complex needs, supporting the students individually and in groups with core subjects, engaging with their work and keeping on task with their learning. The role may occasionally have aspects of personal care, supporting students with trips to the bathroom and supporting with life skills.

Benefits of working with the school:

On site parking

Near public transport links

Top of the range equipment and technology

Specialist facilities including (but not limited to) hydrotherapy, interactive sensory room with soft play and rebound, speech and language room, specialist sports hall, as well as many more specialist outdoor areas

Brilliant career progression opportunities

Holistic and inclusive approach to teaching

Supportive management

Benefits of working with Randstad:

Dedicated SEND Consultants with experience working in SEN education

24/7 on-call service

Free career advice

Support and guidance throughout your role

Market advice

Job matching based on your preferences

Advice and feedback on your current CV

Team teach training courses available

The role will include:

Providing assistance to the class teacher

To assist the teaching with managing the class as a whole, as well as small groups independently

To work 1:1 with students to help develop their work

To support the general wellbeing of the students in the school

To monitor and evaluate pupils learning under the guidance of the teacher

To assist the teachers in the use of relevant management strategies to ensure a purposeful environment for teaching and learning to take place

Personal care for the students


Severe Learning Difficulties and/or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities experience

Team teach certified ideal but not essential

A desire to encourage children to succeed

A caring, patient and calm personality

Ability to work with students with a variety of learning difficulties

Have an understanding of children with special needs

Be flexible in approach to education

Resiliency and optimism

Are these the skills you can bring? Do you feel that this is the rewarding role for you? Then please apply now!

Randstad Education maintains the highest standard of child safety and compliance when placing candidates into schools. Successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes the enhanced DBS check.

Randstad Education has an array of positions in the West Yorkshire area. If this is of interest to you, call the Leeds branch today on (phone number removed)
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