Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, Wakefield

Vision for Education LtdWakefield
Date posted:
Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £61 - £75 (per day)
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

  • Special Needs School
  • Wakefield
  • £61-£75 per day
  • Full time, long term work available for an immediate start

Vision for Education are recruiting for two Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistants to join a school on a full or part time basis, initially as a temporary members of staff, with the possibility for the roles to become permanent in January 2020 subject to student numbers and funding (this is also subject to feedback and references obtained).

The purpose of the Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant role is to provide educational, pastoral, behavioural and at times, personal care support for students within a special educational needs setting.

The range of needs in this school incorporates PMLD, SLD, Autism and SEMH, as well as complex needs. Learners need staff members who can be adaptable.  We are looking for individuals with transferable skills who are: Vigilant observers, quick on feet, proactive team players, hardworking, positive and fun. We would like applicants to have experience working with children, young people or adults with special educational needs in an educational, care or voluntary capacity that we are able to reference.

The successful candidates for this Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant role will also have high standards of working practice; a flexible and adaptable approach; a genuine interest in doing the best for the young people and their future, be caring, committed, reliable with a happy outlook.

Skills in sign language, Makaton, de-escalation, and intensive interaction will also be helpful. However training in some of these areas can be provided.

We can offer a welcoming school, with broad and varied spectrum of SEND and strong, experienced team of staff.

In the course of this Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant role responsibilities will include:

Supporting across all areas of curriculum, both in and outside of lessons (including lunch, break and snack times)

Assisting with feeding and personal care, hoisting, moving & handling as appropriate

Communicating and interacting with students in their preferred medium of communication – including the use of signs and symbols for non verbal and pre-verbal students

Working both 1:1 and more broadly within the class

It is important that you must be adaptable and open to change. Schools are dynamic working environments where staffing and need can change at short notice.  We require staff who can adapt to differing needs, ways of working and approaches, often within the same day – and do this in a positive, proactive and organised way.

In the long term this way of working will assist with honing and development of strong and skills.

Team Teach training is advantageous for this role but can be offered free of charge by Vision for Education.

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality Primary, Secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. We have branches across the country, and we are part of the world-renowned education company TES Global.

What Vision for Education offer

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).

Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).

Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.

FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and an online EduCare training package worth £370.

Regular social events with 100% complimentary food and drinks.

£50 refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.

Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply:

If you would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we would love to hear from you...

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education, please call our friendly and helpful SEND team in Huddersfield today on 01484 642928 or chloe.talboys@visionforeducation.co.uk

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