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SEN Teacher (unqualified)

Loughborough, Leicestershire
£19033 - £26122 per annum
Education and Training
Full Time

Full job description

Our client specialises in educating young people with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and know that by putting each individual at the centre of their learning journey, they are able to craft a unique and fulfilling experience for each student that will allow them to independently contribute to society, embrace life long learning and achieve without a ceiling.

SEN Teacher (unqualified) required to work with students aged 11-19 years old at their outdoor learning site close to Loughborough.

The SEN Teachers specialise is a range of subjects including PSHE, Aesthetic and Creative, PE, Forest School, Science and Technology, and a range of subjects such as Lifeskills, Skillsbuilder that help develop young people’s independence and preparation for adulthood.

they are looking for a passionate individual with experience of helping to develop a child in line with targets from their academic and pastoral plans.

The successful candidate will be delivering sessions 1:1 at a base specifically crafted for a small group of students. This “homely” feeling enables them to nurture our students and provide them with the best education experience.

Therefore, they need practitioners who can build trusting relationships and provide security to our vulnerable learners and who are able to communicate clearly, confidently and demonstrate resilience in the face of high pressure circumstances.

Essential personal attributes:

  • Drive, resilience, confidence, initiative, resourcefulness, calm under pressure,
  • common sense and an ability to manage ambiguity.
  • Ability to build rapport & trust quickly with both students &staff.
  • Comfortable working in an informal, professional atmosphere
  • Pioneering approach, creative, measured risk taker, forward planner,
  • collaborative

Essential skills/experience:

  • Experience of working with children with Autism
  • Experience of teaching your subject area
  • A deep and thorough understanding of autism, perhaps backed up by Autism Level 1/ Level 2
  • A change champion
  • A knowledge of, and up to date qualifications in, the safe handling of students.
  • An understanding of a variety of behaviour management techniques, with a focus on resolution management followed by developmental reflection.
  • An ability to perform in situations of high pressure, showing not only theoretical understanding, but also ‘real-life’ understanding.

Desirable skills/experience

  • HLTA qualification
  • Competent in administering first aid.
  • Experience of teaching in a variety of educational settings.
  • A commitment towards CPD.
  • History of working with children who are disengaged with education.

Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Responsibility for planning Schemes of Work with a creative, yet target based approach, built upon a solid understanding of the student’s individual manifestation of autism.
  • Responsibility for leading progression with student’s autism and/or associated behaviours.
  • Responsibility for following a self-constructed Scheme of Work in line with a long-term plan, which guarantees the educational and personal improvement of students within the year.
  • Responsibility for using assessment software to monitor students’ progress, the analysis of which will feed into planning.
  • Responsibility for reporting on the progress of students’ both in subjects and related to their autism.
  • Responsibility for the timely completion of teacher and student assessment documentation
  • Responsibility for highlighting and requesting resources to best impact the academic progress of the student.
  • Responsibility for contributing targets to students Individual Education Plans.
  • Responsibility to lead some inset day sessions
  • Responsibility for attending and contributing to departmental meetings as and when required

Compliance responsibilities

  • Have an awareness of the risk assessment for bases in which they work and be up to date with all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the preparation of Schemes of Work and communication of these to the relevant parties.
  • Responsibility for the preparation of any resources for lessons.
  • Responsibility for any work needed to contribute to staff meetings.
  • Responsibility for the input of data to, and analysis of reports from the appropriate software for designated area of curriculum.


  • Monday – Friday 08:30am-15:30pm
  • 183 contact days
  • 10 inset days

We would like to hear from you! Please get in touch for more information about this role and other roles at this site and similar sites in Leicester and Leicestershire. 0116 2776400

At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Benefits of working with Career Teachers

Free CPD

Access to Skills Network

Refer a friend scheme

Recognition programme

Affinity Extra – Thousands of discounts on multiple high street shops including coffee and cinemas, plus other benefits and a Health & Wellbeing portal.

These benefits are applicable to those who are working with Career Teachers. You will gain access to the Affinity Extra this portal once you start working with us.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

– Attend an interview in person;

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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