SEN Teaching Assistant
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
Working Hours: flexible between the hours of 0715 and 1700. (Where possible hours will be advised and agreed with you in advance)
Starting salary: £14250.60
Other benefits include: 11 weeks (55 days) holiday including any bank holidays ( No holidays may be taken during term time), Employee Assistance Programme, Child Care Vouchers, paid training hours
Pegasus School is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 8 to 19 years with severe learning disabilities, autism and associated challenging behaviour. Many of our students also have mental health and therapy needs.
Students have personalised and individualized programmes, designed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to support the young person to make progress, develop skills and engage socially with others.
You will be responsible for supporting the teacher with preparation, resources, display and general classroom duties, including the organisation and development of class planning. The role also includes teaching/instruction of small groups.
You will also act as a keyworker for day pupils, ensuring good communication with families, attendance at appropriate meetings and contributing (verbally and in writing) to reports and record keeping.
You may also be expected to support with offsite activities and to act in the role of carer at times, this includes supporting with personal care.
Experience in a similar role and Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification will be beneficial and due to our rural location access to own transport is essential.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. The SENAD Group is dedicated to equality of opportunity in all areas of work, education and care. We are also committed to safeguarding those in our care – the successful candidate will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to thorough background checks.