SEN Teaching Assistant – Smethwick – April
Contract: Full time – July (in the first instance)
Salary: £65-£85 per day
A Primary School in Smethwick are seeking to appoint a full time passionate, caring and dedicated Teaching Assistant, to support pupils identified with special needs (SEND) in the Early Years Department. This exciting new role is to start after Easter however, for the right candidate this has the potential to be extended.
This ‘Good’ Ofsted rated three form entry Primary School is committed to working with children, families and the local community in supporting children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. They value high standards of education as well as developing children’s sense of self and their responsibilities to the wider community. They are always striving to achieve more for the benefit of their children and families, broadening children’s opportunities and experiences and exposing them to new learning, theatre productions, residential trips, sporting competitions, public performances as well as opportunities to work alongside community leaders.
They are fortunate not only to be working together in a new school building, designed to facilitate a wide range of learning styles, but also to have a team whom are enthusiastic about, and utterly committed to the children in their care.
The School is looking to recruit a full time pro-active and consistent Teaching Assistant to join their enthusiastic Early Years Department. As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant you will be allocated key pupils to support their academic and social development.
The successful candidate will assist and work under the direction of the class teacher. You will be able to support and help pupils access the curriculum and possibly tailor the activity to their level of their ability. You will need to build strong relationships with the pupils, teaching staff and potentially parents/carers to ensure that the pupils are achieving their full potential.
The ideal candidate:
** Teaching assistant Level 2 or 3 qualification is advantageous but not essential
** Has experience as a Teaching Assistant in a mainstream Primary School/SEN setting is a must for this role
** Has experience supporting Nursery and/or Reception pupils
** Has experience of aiding pupils with SEND
** Be enthusiastic about helping young people to succeed
** Have the ability to form strong professional relationships with young children, staff and parents
** Have high expectations for the behaviour and academic progress of young children
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
** Up to £125 referral scheme* (uncapped)
** FREE/heavily reduced online CPD courses including a certified Level 2 Teaching Assistant course, Paediatric First Aid, SEND certification etc.
** FREE Safeguarding training
** Opportunities to progress in your career
** Minimal administration (no time sheets!)
What you need to do now:
If you’re interested in this role, please click ‘apply now.’
Your consultant will be in touch with you to arrange the next steps in the recruitment process. All successful applicants will be required to attend an interview (online) and to undergo relevant safeguarding checks, including a full application form.
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