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Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel
Closing date
Jun 6, 2024

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Job Role
Support Staff
Job Type
Teaching Personnel have an exciting opportunity to join a specialist SEN school in Poole, Dorset.

We are currently seeking a number of Education Support Workers and Teaching Assistants to join the school on a full-time basis.

The school is specialised in educating pupils with various SEN needs, such as Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities and other associated needs such as Speech and Language needs.

The students will have all been identified as having complex and additional needs and will have an individualised curriculum based on their specific needs.

The school has a passionate and dedicated team that are solely focused on creating an enriching learning environment for each one of their pupils.

The school boasts some fantastic facilities including a large hydrotherapy pool, multi-sensory room, woodland trail and their own radio station.

All of their pupils are encouraged to express themselves to the best of their ability through sport, drama, music, dance, art and technology. These activities play a huge part in their personal and social development and you will be key to helping them unlock their potential.

Applicants will be working in a classroom and off-site supporting teachers, teaching assistants and fellow support workers.

They are looking for individuals that are passionate about developing a career and will be willing to put you through training, including teaching training for dedicated members of the team.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is fancying a change in career or if you have a keen interest in special needs.

Experience is preferred but not necessary.

Main Duties

Supporting class Senior LSA's and Teachers with the preparation of resources to meet the personalised learning intentions of allocated students.
Providing 1:1 support under the supervision of the class Teacher for the delivery of skills-based learning.
To work with the Head of Student Support, Behaviour and Welfare Support Leads to support the social and emotional needs of young people
Work closely with class Teacher to report on progress using an evidence-based approach
To enable students to learn by; understanding their learning goals and targets; enable them to practice and learn new skills and challenge them to be as independent as possible
To be involved in the provision of all aspects of support necessary that will ensure the students wellbeing and ability to function and engage in learning.
To provide the highest standards of holistic care and attention for the students by understanding the guidelines and advice provided by the multidisciplinary team and the individuals own preferences and wishes.
To assist in the provision of a safe and stimulating environment and activities for students which will challenge and enable them to learn and practice their skills.
To understand and fully implement Safeguarding policies and procedures.
To take an active role in enabling students to learn against their targets through all aspects of College life and to record their achievements using EFL software.
To assist in maintaining accurate records both written and electronic in accordance with registration and legal requirements, these will need to be timely, informed and legible.
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ's on the Teaching Personnel website for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.

We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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