SEN SEN TA

20th March start
Full Time
Posted about 1 year ago
Expiring 21st July
Hounslow, London
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We are looking for someone who either has experience working in an SLD school or who is quick to learn. You need to be proactive and able to get to know the children so you can see them as children first and foremost and best meet their needs, encouraging them to be as independent as possible in all their learning. You need to be willing to do personal care and support the children positively in all situations. Depending on the class, you may encounter challenging behaviour or see medical needs such as tube feeding and oxygen being given. You need to be able to work well in a team and communicate well with adults and children. Our hours are 8.30- 3.45 with a 15 minute morning break and 30 minute lunch break for support staff.
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    Job Title: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) Location: Oaklands (High Oaks) Position Type: Full-time, Permanent Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience About Us: Oaklands, is a purpose-built institution providing secondary and sixth form education for students with diverse special educational needs. Our dedicated team strives to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential. Role Overview: We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) to join our team on a full-time basis. This role could potentially include personal care. The successful candidate will provide one-to-one support to students with Autism, profound learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and multiple learning difficulties. You will work closely with teaching staff and other professionals to ensure that each student receives tailored support to access the curriculum and achieve their individual learning goals. Key Responsibilities: Provide one-to-one support to students with diverse special educational needs, including Autism, profound learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and multiple learning difficulties. Assist students in accessing the curriculum by adapting materials and resources as necessary. Support students with personal care, mobility, and other daily living tasks as required. Implement individual education plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies under the guidance of the SENCO and teaching staff. Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that promotes independence, confidence, and self-esteem. Collaborate effectively with teachers, therapists, and other professionals to meet the holistic needs of each student. Maintain accurate records of student progress, achievements, and any incidents, ensuring confidentiality and sensitivity at all times. Participate in relevant training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge in the field of special education. Requirements: Experience working with children or young people with special educational needs, particularly Autism, profound learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and multiple learning difficulties. A compassionate and patient approach, with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of students with diverse needs. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish positive relationships with students, parents/carers, and colleagues. Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of students and the school environment. An understanding of safeguarding procedures and a commitment to promoting the welfare and well-being of all students. Relevant qualifications or training in special education, such as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent, would be advantageous but not essential. Benefits: Competitive salary package Opportunities for professional development and career progression Supportive and collaborative working environment Access to comprehensive training and ongoing support Contributory pension scheme On-site parking facilities
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  • Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) – Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) Support
    Primary school in CamdenFull Time
    2 Sep - Jul 25
    Job Title: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) – Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) Support Job Summary: We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) to join our team in providing support to children and young people aged 4 – 11 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and associated learning difficulties. The role involves working closely with classroom teachers and other professionals to create a supportive learning environment tailored to the unique needs of each student. While proficiency in English as an additional language is desirable, it is not essential for this role. Key Responsibilities: Individualised Support: Provide one-on-one support to students with ASC, focusing on their specific needs related to communication, speech and language, and multi-sensory processing. Classroom Assistance: Assist classroom teachers in implementing strategies and accommodations to support students with ASC in their academic and social development. Behavioural Support: Implement behaviour management strategies to promote positive behaviour and social interactions among students with ASC, ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment. Personal Care: Assist students with personal care tasks, including toileting, hygiene routines, and other activities of daily living, as needed. Collaboration: Collaborate with teachers, therapists, and other professionals to develop and implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and behavior support plans (BSPs) for students with ASC. Communication: Communicate effectively with parents/carers, providing regular updates on students' progress, achievements, and any concerns or challenges encountered. Resource Development: Assist in the development and adaptation of teaching materials and resources to meet the diverse needs of students with ASC, ensuring accessibility and engagement. Inclusion Support: Facilitate the inclusion of students with ASC in mainstream classroom activities and extracurricular events, promoting social integration and peer interaction. Professional Development: Participate in training and professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in supporting students with ASC and related learning difficulties. Qualifications and Experience: Experience working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and associated learning difficulties, preferably in an educational setting. Understanding of the principles of special education and inclusive practices. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team. Patience, empathy, and a genuine commitment to supporting the holistic development of students with ASC. Relevant qualifications in special education, teaching assistance, or related fields are desirable but not essential. Working Conditions: Full-time position (hours may vary). Work primarily within a school setting, with occasional off-site activities or events. May involve assisting students with mobility and physical support as required. Subject to relevant background checks and safeguarding procedures.
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  • September Start: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (Autism Spectrum Condition)
    SEN School school in BrentFull Time
    2 Sep - Jul 25
    Job Title: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (Autism Spectrum Condition) Job Description: Overview: As a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant specialising in Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), you will play a crucial role in supporting children and young people aged 4 – 11 years who have been diagnosed with ASC and associated learning difficulties. Your primary responsibility will be to provide tailored assistance and support to enable these children to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally within an educational setting. Key Responsibilities: Individualised Support: Provide one-to-one and group support to students with ASD, addressing their specific learning needs, communication challenges, and sensory sensitivities. Curriculum Adaptation: Collaborate with teachers and other staff to modify curriculum materials and teaching strategies to accommodate the diverse learning styles and abilities of students with ASC. Communication Support: Assist students in developing and improving their communication skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and understanding of social cues. Behavioral Management: Implement behavior management strategies and techniques to promote positive behavior and emotional regulation among students with ASC, ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment. Multi-Sensory Learning: Facilitate multi-sensory learning experiences and activities tailored to the sensory needs and preferences of students with ASC, fostering engagement and participation in learning. Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Support teachers in assessing students' progress and development, documenting achievements, and identifying areas for further support and intervention. Collaboration and Liaison: Work closely with teachers, educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, and other professionals to develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and support strategies for students with ASC. Parental Involvement: Maintain regular communication with parents and caregivers, providing updates on students' progress, sharing strategies for supporting learning at home, and soliciting feedback and input regarding their child's educational needs and goals. Professional Development: Engage in ongoing training and professional development activities to enhance your knowledge and skills in supporting students with ASC and staying abreast of best practices and research in the field of special education. Qualifications and Skills: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; additional qualifications in special education, autism studies, or related fields are desirable. Previous experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Condition and/or other special educational needs is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and external professionals. Patience, empathy, and understanding of the diverse needs and abilities of students with ASC. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and information to diverse audiences. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to remain calm and composed in challenging situations. Knowledge of behavior management techniques, sensory integration principles, and evidence-based interventions for supporting individuals with ASC. Basic understanding of educational frameworks, policies, and legislation related to special educational needs and inclusion. Working Conditions: The role may involve working in a variety of educational settings, including mainstream schools, special schools, or specialist resource provisions. Some tasks may require physical stamina, such as assisting students with mobility or personal care needs. The position may involve occasional evening or weekend work, particularly for attending meetings, training sessions, or school events. Conclusion: As a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant specialising in Autism Spectrum Condition, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with ASC, empowering them to reach their full potential and achieve success both academically and personally. Your dedication, compassion, and expertise will contribute to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every student feels valued and supported.
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