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Special Needs Teaching Assistant - KS3 and KS4

  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
  • Salary: £61.50 - 65.00 per day
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Vision for Education

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About the job

Vision for Education are working with a Special School in Leeds that is looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work at one of their secondary partnership sites that supports pupils with learning disabilities to access mainstream secondary education. Your role will be to work on a one to one basis with pupils in mainstream lessons to support them with their learning, such as helping them take notes, and breaking down activities in the lessons into more manageable chunks depending on their ability. As a result of this, we require applicants to have a minimum of a grade C and above in GCSE English. This is a long term role with the potential to go permanent for the right candidate. Please see below a list of other requirements for you to be considered for this role.

Required Attributes:

  • Have a patient, supportive, empathetic and understanding nature.

  • Preferable but not essential - Previous Experience working with students aged 11-16 with Autism or Learning Disabilities.

  • Be restorative in your approach and supportive when managing / de-escalating challenging behaviour.

  • Have a real desire to work with SEN students on the Autistic Spectrum.

  • Be confident working with both groups and 1:1.

  • Be confident when liaising with parents and colleagues.

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must be available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

  • Applicant must hold a current enhanced DBS certificate or be willing to undergo one through Vision for Education and have it registered on the Update Service.

  • Must have experience working with Autism.

  • Our specialist SEND consultants have the knowledge and expertise to find the ideal placement for you, with our long-standing and trusting relationships with each of our clients we are guaranteed to place you in positions to enhance your career and experience.

  • We promise to provide you with an honest and efficient service where we deliver high levels of customer service and after care to every candidate and client.

Benefits of working with Vision for Education:

  • Rewarding rates of pay - Vision for Education pay to National Living Wage, not national minimum wage. We pay this as an absolute minimum to all of our candidates.

  • Professional 24/7 support.

  • Free CPD Training Opportunities including Team Teach training.

  • Committed consultants.

  • Continuous Support and feedback throughout.

  • In house payroll department, so no need to sign up with a payroll provider.

  • We look forward to hearing from you, please apply now with your CV and if requirements are met our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All candidates will be required to complete our safeguarding checks and undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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