DT Technician / TA

Date Posted:25 May 2021
  1. Technician
£80 - £85 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

DT Technician / TA


Are you interested in working in the Design and Technology department of a SEN school with young people age 11-19 with special needs in Hillingdon, West London?

Tradewind are currently recruiting for a someone who has an interest in DT and or Resistant Materials, to work in a Teaching Assistant and technician role to support the school's DT teacher in and out of lessons. The role is full time and will start as soon as possible on a long term basis for the rest of this academic year, until the end of July 2021 and will continue on the same basis into the next academic year from September onwards.

Essential requirements:

-Experience or qualifications within Design and Technology, Resistant Materials, woodwork etc.

-Experience supporting young people with special needs, autism / ASD / ASC and learning difficulties.

-Previous support work, TA, LSA, or technician work within a SEN secondary school or college or other related experience.

-A caring and professional manner, willing to support with the personal care of pupils.

-Must have legal right to work in the UK.

This rewarding role involves providing support to the class teacher in all DT lessons, doing 1:1 and group work with students, showing them the safe usage of equipment and tools and assisting the teacher with demonstrations and preparation before and in between listens. Keep students engaged, safe and making progress, organising various class activities and helping to improve the academic and social ability of all students, providing support to them in an effort to help them overcome their various barriers to learning.

All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan and the needs and abilities of the pupils vary. As with any school there can be challenging behaviour, although the school tries to work as a team with specialist input to provide the best level of support and care to the pupils each day. Experience working with young people with SEN, specifically autism (ASD / ASC), is crucial. The needs of the students are moderate but personal care may arise from time to time from supervising lunches to escorting to bathroom etc. which the school would provide training for if needed, in order to be able to support in future.

The school is a Special Needs Secondary School and Sixth Form College with a Good Ofsted, for students with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Autistic Spectrum Conditions (Autism / ASC), Social Emotional Mental Health needs (SEMH), Physical Impairments and or Communication Disorders. Team Teach training is beneficial for de-escalation and positive behaviour management strategies and positive handling during any conflict management.

The school is easily accessible by a number of popular bus routes and is a short bus journey to 2 nearby tube and overground stations.

Click 'Apply Now' to be considered for this great position as a DT TA/ DT Technician in Hillingdon, West London. Or for more information about the role, contact Tom Meredith on 0207 845 5450 option 3 or tom.meredith@twrecruitment.com.

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