SEN Teaching Assistant – Level 1-2 (x4)
Location: Pilning, South Gloucestershire
Hours: 40 hours per week – Term Time Only
Hourly Rate: £9.65-£11.15ph
Actual Salary: £17,018.74 £19,664.14 (FTE 20,072.00 – £23,192.00)
Contract: 8 month FTC
We are seeking 4 SEN Teaching Assistants on behalf of a dynamic and inspiring provision for children and young people aged 7-19 with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Autism and related social and communication needs.
The school offer every student the chance to explore and fulfil their own unique potential. With provision running from Key Stage 2 all the way through to post-16, we are set up to support children and young people at every stage of their academic journey.
The main purpose of the role:
The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.
To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.
To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team
Under the guidance of a more senior TA or a teacher, ensure all documentation is completed correctly for records of incidents, health, behaviour etc. as necessary
Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.
Skills and Qualifications:
GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential.
Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.
Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN
Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual
Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs
L3 award in supporting teaching and learning in schools or equivalent (desirable)
Previous experience (at least one year) of working as a L2 qualified or equivalent TA (desirable)
Benefits and Additional Information:
Full training and continued support
Opportunity to gain qualifications, which will be funded by us!
Life assurance and pension
Health cash back plan
Car lease scheme
Bike to work scheme
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Twenty4Seven is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
Twenty4Seven is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.