Teaching Assistant for Special Needs
Teaching Assistant required to work within a Primary Special School with ‘Sensory’ and ‘Experiential’ learners at KS1 and 2.
This vacancy combines experience of a Primary School with an SEND specialism in a school known for excellent practice. Ideal for staff who have worked within primary or special needs settings and want to develop their specialism further. The school are looking for experienced candidates from May 2018.
We are looking for staff who are reliable and passionate, with high expectations for students, a can–do approach and an appreciation of difference; who encourage student independence and contribute to a positive and ‘buzzy’ school community.
On a day to day basis you would complement the work of class teacher in providing individualised learning opportunities and assisting in the smooth running of the classroom with children working below levels expected for their age, who may have profound and multiple learning difficulties.
A supportive, caring and ‘child first’ mind set is vital. In this school children always come first. Staff adapt to learners’ needs and do anything possible to enhance their learning experience, ensure safe participation and fire imaginations to make school enjoyable and accessible for all. There are some fabulous facilities and resources to support in this.
To be successful in this post you will need:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Knowledge of, or willingness to develop skills in Makaton signing and PECS
Passion for working with young people and ensuring everyday counts
A creative and engaging personality
Great team working abilities
To be comfortable with all aspects of personal care as well as the educational aspects of the role, including assisting where required with feeding routines, lunchtimes and changing / toileting.
We can provide FREE up to date training in Team Teach and Moving & Handling (hoist training) for those who require. We also require staff to complete 6 hours accredited Safeguarding training (free of charge) before commencing this role. The pay for this role will be £63 - £69 (per day)
Please contact our friendly SEND team in Huddersfield today for more information on this role or any others advertised.