September Start: SEN TA- profound learning difficulties, physical disabilities and autism

2nd September start
Full Time
Posted 26 days ago
Expiring 25th July
Buckinghamshire, London
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Job Title: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) Location: Arbour Vale School Slough Position Type: Full-time, Permanent Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience and qualifications About Arbour Vale Special Educational Needs School: Arbour Vale is a distinguished institution dedicated to providing outstanding education and support for children and young adults with special educational needs (SEN). Situated in the heart of Slough just outside of London, our school caters to individuals aged 4 to 19 years old, offering tailored programs to address a wide range of needs. With a commitment to inclusivity and holistic development, we create a nurturing environment where every student can thrive. Job Description: We are currently seeking a compassionate and dedicated Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) to join our team. The successful candidate will undertake a one-to-one support role, providing personalised assistance to students with Autism, profound learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and multiple learning difficulties. Personal care tasks will be an integral part of this role, ensuring the well-being and dignity of our students. Key Responsibilities: Provide one-to-one support to a designated student with special educational needs, offering assistance with academic tasks, personal care, and daily activities as required. Support the student in accessing the curriculum and participating in classroom activities, adapting materials and resources to suit their individual learning style and ability. Assist with personal care tasks such as feeding, toileting, and mobility, ensuring the student's comfort, safety, and dignity at all times. Implement strategies and interventions outlined in the student's individual education plan (IEP), working collaboratively with the class teacher and SENCO to address their specific needs and goals. Foster positive relationships with the student, promoting independence, confidence, and social skills development through encouragement and positive reinforcement. Monitor and record the student's progress and achievements, providing regular feedback to the class teacher and SENCO to inform ongoing support and intervention strategies. Collaborate effectively with colleagues and external professionals, such as therapists and healthcare professionals, to ensure a holistic approach to the student's care and development. Uphold the school's safeguarding policies and procedures, ensuring the welfare and protection of vulnerable individuals at all times. Qualifications and Experience: Previous experience working with individuals with special educational needs, preferably in a one-to-one support capacity. Relevant qualifications in education, childcare, or special educational needs support (e.g., CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools). Understanding of the challenges and needs associated with Autism, profound learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and multiple learning difficulties. Compassionate and patient nature, with the ability to provide sensitive and dignified personal care support to students. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with students, colleagues, and parents/carers. Ability to work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues to provide holistic support and achieve shared goals. Benefits: Competitive salary package Opportunities for professional development and training Supportive and inclusive working environment Chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with special educational needs
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