SEN Teaching Assistant – Berkeley, Gloucestershire – September

Posted 7 months ago by Twenty 4 Seven
Berkeley, Gloucestershire
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SEN Teaching Assistant – Berkeley, Gloucestershire – September

Salary: £17,242.62 – £19,922.82 (FTE £20,072.00 – £23,192.00)
Hours: 40hrs per week for full time – flexible part time shifts/hours available – Term time only

A Special Needs School in Berkeley, Gloucestershire is seeking a SEN Teaching Assistant, starting September on an ongoing basis. This pioneering and bespoke school provides specialist education for children and young people aged 11-16 year olds with SEMH needs. They have combined the best elements of a mainstream school and the best elements of a special school to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive in a future of their own choosing. They aim to prepare students for life beyond school, so further education and employability is truly at the heart of their culture and ethos.

Register your interest today by calling Katie/Charlotte from the Worcester office on 01905 896 665 or email an up to date CV to

Main duties:
* To establish a positive supportive relationship with pupils so they feel safe and can excel in all areas of their learning, development and well-being
* To promote and encourage independence in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour
* Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team, contributing to providing high quality personalised learning activities and experiences
*Under the guidance of a more senior TA or a Teacher, ensure all documentation is completed correctly for records of learning, incidents, health, behaviour etc. as necessary

The ideal candidate:
* Experience working with children in the last 5 years including those identified with special needs – particularly those identified with ASD and SEMH
* Hold a relevant Teaching Assistant qualification or a degree around childcare is admirable but not essential
* Experience of assisting with the development and implementation of Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP)
* Experience of using communication aids such as British Sign Language, Makaton or PECS is advantageous
* Knowledge of the National Curriculum and/or educational methods such as SPELL and TEACCH is desirable
* Have the ability to effectively manage behaviour
* Team Teach, MAPA or equivalent trained is admirable but not essential
* To be proactive, adaptable and reliable
* Right to work in the UK
* Enhanced DBS on the Update Service. Candidates without an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service will have to apply for a new one

The key benefits for working with Twenty 4 Seven Education are:
** Your own dedicated and friendly consultant who is available 24/7
** Competitive rates of pay
** £100 For All Referral Scheme – £100 for referrer and £100 for referred candidate (uncapped)*
** FREE or heavily discounted CPD courses including a certified Level 2 Teaching Assistant course, British Sign Language certification, Mental wellbeing of children certification and Paediatric first aid
** FREE Safeguarding training
** Early notification of training/courses/workshops
** Minimal administration (no time sheets!)

What you need to do now:
If you’re interested in joining us, please click ‘apply’ and your consultant will be in touch with you to arrange the next steps in the recruitment process.

Twenty4Seven Education provides services as an Education Agency and an Education Employment Business. As members of the REC Twenty4Seven Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects every candidate to share this commitment. Placements are subject, to appropriate Child Protection screening, including checks with former employers and the Disclosure and Barring Checks.