Special Needs Teaching Assistant, London, Westminster

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Smart TeachersLondon, Westminster

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70 - £75per day
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Smart Teachers is recruiting for a special needs teaching assistant to work within a special needs school in Westminster. This special needs school caters for children between the ages of 4 and 16. All students within this school have a statement of Autism, plus a variety of other needs, such as severe learning difficulties, emotional and physical needs, downs syndrome, ADHD and challenging behaviour. The school hours are 8.30am to 4pm. The rate of pay is £70 per day. Ideally, the special needs teaching assistant will have experience working within special needs, however, mainstream teaching assistants with the right attitude, will be considered for this role. 

About the Role

• Special needs  teaching assistant 

• Temporary work (with potential to be permanent) 

• Working within a special needs class of up to 10 children. 

• Required to work with the class teacher and other support staff, this could be group work or 1:1 with a particular child. 

• This could be covering daily supply, or for those looking for long time work, this is also available. 

• Opportunity to gain a permanent contract after a successful term within the school 

• This role is to start as soon as possible or for January 2020. 

• Hours at this school are 8.30pm to 4pm. Applicants must be able to work these hours. 

• The children have a variety of needs at this school. All children have a statement of autism, as well as other special needs. 

About the School

• Mixed special needs school for children with autism and other learning difficulties 

• Excellent leadership team 

• Lots of outside space for children 

• Regular break out time with well-equipped soft play areas 

• Located in Westminster with several transport links to buses and tube close by 

In order to be considered for this role, the special needs teaching assistant will need to meet the following criteria:

• Experience working with children or adults with special needs 

• NQTs and/or OS-trained teachers are welcome to apply

• Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills

• Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)

• Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

Interested in Applying?

To apply you must be eligible to work in the UK and meet all national safeguarding criteria. Please email your CV to resourcing@smartteachers.co.uk quoting job reference number LXD6890SENTA

Due to the high volume of applications received, please note only suitable candidates will be contacted.  

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with Smart Teachers will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Smart Teachers is an equal opportunities employer.

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