SEN Teaching Assistant, Canterbury

Posted 6 months ago by Twenty 4 Seven
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to provide support for students with complex needs at an SEN school in Canterbury. This is a full time, permanent post due to commence ASAP!

32.5 hours per week, term time only plus 5 CPD days, 8.30am – 3.30pm.
Salary Kent Range 3 £13,920 (fte £18,425) plus SEN Allowance of £1323.

The school is a Foundation Special School that caters for 83 pupils who have behaviour and learning difficulties as identified by their Education Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans). The school is a mixed special school for pupils with emotional, social, mental health and associated learning difficulties. The school caters for primary and secondary aged pupils although they are kept in two separate departments. Staff at the school are skilled in working with pupils who have a range of difficulties that prevent them from accessing their learning. They work extremely hard to tailor individual programmes designed to help each pupil develop the skills and behaviours necessary to cope with life in school and beyond school in society, college and the workplace.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic person to make a difference to the lives of children and young people. The school offers a unique teaching and learning environment, committed staff and pupils and excellent career development opportunities.

Duties include:

  • Motivating and encouraging the pupil
  • Providing/reinforcing the pupils self esteem
  • Assisting with organisation of study skills
  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Assisting in targeted areas of need
  • Helping pupils to concentrate on and finish work set
  • Attending to the needs of pupils as required whilst encouraging independence
  • Liaising with teacher devising complementary learning activities

You will have:

  • Experience of supporting disaffected students with emotional and behavioural difficulties and producing successful outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work effectively with schools, parents, young people and other agencies.
  • Knowledge of a range of additional educational needs that may affect the emotional welfare and behaviour of young people.
  • Essential a GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics in Grade A* to C.
  • Willingness to undertake training in behaviour management including Team Teach.
  • Ability to demonstrate confidence, resilience and perseverance.

Interviews are due to be held as soon as possible with the deadline for all application forms on Monday 18th April.

You will be required to complete a school application form in order to be considered for this post. Firstly, click ‘Apply’ with a copy of your CV and a member of the team will be in touch with the next steps. Alternatively, contact Charlotte today for a confidential chat and a copy of the school application form.

Start your career and change lives by working in Special Education – apply now!