Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Wetherby, West Yorkshire
£78 - £93 per day
Education and Training
Full Time, Part Time

Special Needs Teaching Assistants Required – North Leeds Wetherby

At Career Teachers we are currently working in partnership with a Specialist Setting in the North of Leeds who require additional teaching assistants to join their team from the 15th of April 2024.

As a special needs teaching assistant, you will be helping children with a wide range of severe learning, physical or behavioural difficulties. Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting with schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher.
  • Preparing learning resources, taking into consideration the unique learning needs of each child and tailoring learning and activities accordingly.
  • Encouraging children’s confidence, self-esteem and independence.
  • Helping children to understand instructions, through repetition, re-phrasing or demonstrating.
  • Putting into practice individual education, social, behavioural, and personal care programmes.
  • Encouraging children to communicate with one another and with staff, using communication aids such as Makaton and PECs (picture exchange cards) where necessary.
  • Providing feedback and assistance to teachers.
  • Supporting children in social activities and on outings.
  • Assisting children during therapy sessions.
  • Recognising signs of distress in children and offering reassurance.
  • Remaining calm in challenging situations.
  • Attending to pupils’ physical needs.

This is an extremely rewarding career path to go down, this role would suit anyone who has previous experience working within a specialist setting, a school setting or for those who are looking to start a career in special education.

Relevant SEND qualifications would be advantageous, but experience of working with young people is essential.

Your main responsibility as a special needs teaching assistant is to foster a calm and safe environment a vital element of this role is nurturing the social and emotional capabilities of children. This can involve helping them to express and regulate their emotions, become confident playing and working with others, and supporting behavioural needs.

You’ll help to create a nurturing and inclusive classroom environment where pupils feel valued and supported, so that their overall well being is the best it can be, and they can enjoy positive relationships with others.

These are full time roles, Monday to Friday (term time only) working between the hours of 8.30-15.30 with the occasional exception of an after-school training course. While they are full time roles, at present we will also be able to consider candidates with a full-time availability.

If you feel that you are the right person for this SEN teaching assistant role, click apply now and apply with an up-to-date CV and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to hear about any other roles we currently have available, feel free to call us in branch on 01132440140.

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.

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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