1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant (Down Syndrome)

Posted 1 year ago by Twenty 4 Seven
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant (Down Syndrome) 

**Location: Cardiff

**ASAP Start

**Full time 

**3 Months of relevant experience required 

Twenty4Seven Education is thrilled to be working alongside this Large English medium Primary school located in a residential area of Cardiff. The school is seeking a caring and passionate Teaching Assistant to work one-to-one with a pupil with Downs Syndrome they will work on a one-to-one basis supporting the pupils throughout their daily school life.

The School 

The school prides itself on providing a wide and stimulating curriculum for all pupils where pupils are given the opportunity to explore and grow in a safe and caring environment where children are supported and encouraged. The educated team of staff work to create a safe and secure environment developing themselves and their teaching alongside the pupil’s personal growth. The school works within their community to create a school that pupils and parents can be proud of. They are looking for a passionate and dedicated teaching assistant to provide support for a pupil with Down syndrome and continue the supportive and caring learning the school provides.

The Role

The successful candidate will begin working as soon as possible and will continue until the end of the academic year with the possibility of an extension. This is a term-time role from 8:30 to 15:30 Monday to Friday excluding school holidays. The successful candidate will work on a one-to-one basis supporting a pupil with Down Syndrome.

As a 1:1 TA you will:

Work one-to-one with a pupil with Down syndrome
Assist the pupil in accessing the curriculum
Assist the pupil in making progress academically, socially, and personally
Get to know the pupil and learn how to support them further
Work with the pupil and teacher to plan and put into action systems to help the pupil
Support the classroom teacher and work in small groups completing learning activities set by the teacher

The successful candidate: 

Will be kind, passionate, and dedicated
Will have an understanding of how to support children with Down Syndrome
Will have experience working within an educational setting.
Will have a good command of the English language.
Will have an understanding of how to support children with SEN
Will have experience working with children with Down syndrome
Level 3 Childcare qualification or equivalent is desirable but not essential


The Benefits of Working with Twenty4Seven Education:

Opportunities to work in a variety of local Schools & Colleges which enables you to establish where you work best
Twenty-4-Seven support from your designated consultant
Potential long-term roles
Competitive pay rates
Recommend-a-friend Scheme


Twenty4Seven Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Therefore, this position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to obtain an Education Workforce Council (EWC) check. Full assistance will be provided.

What you need to do now:

If you’re interested in this role, please click ‘apply now.’

We are very keen to speak with Mentors, Learning Support Assistants, Residential Workers, Mental Health Workers, Youth workers, SEN Teaching Assistants, and Support Workers interested in this position. If you feel that this is you, please get in touch ASAP!

Your consultant will be in touch with you to arrange the next steps in the recruitment process. All successful applicants attend an interview (online) and undergo relevant safeguarding checks, including an application form.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. Therefore, this position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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