SEN Teaching Assistant

Brent, London
Date Posted:15 Dec 2020
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£70 - £90 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Brent, London
Tradewind Recruitment is currently looking for an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant to work with autistic pupils on a full-time basis in an Ofsted Outstanding SEN school in Brent, North-West London. The role starts in January 2021 and is an ongoing role that will become permanent for the right candidate at a daily rate between £75 and £90 per day and would be for the rest of the academic year.

This highly regarded school in Brent, North-West London, provides for students between ages 5-11 years old with autism (ASD / ASC). Some of the students are non-verbal so communication using PECS/MAKATON is desired. Personal care will be required in most classes, so it is important for the candidate to be comfortable providing personal care.

The school is a modern purpose-built facility and playgrounds equipped for physical exploration and interactive play. This school has a fantastic reputation in the local area and has received Ofsted Outstanding for the past 3 Ofsted inspections.

As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will also assist in the organisation of class activities and perform 1:1 and group work with students to engage them and ensure their progress. The main responsibility is to support the class teacher during lessons with the educational and social needs of pupils with a range of abilities who follow a curriculum adapted to best meet their needs. There is a focus on developing Social Skills in lessons and also group sessions improving life skills and communication skills.

Pupils can also access Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dramatherapy and a sensory room if needed.

Located in Brent, the school is accessible via the Overground, the Jubilee Line and is on several popular bus routes.

To join us and be successful in this SEN TA - Autism specialist role:

Experience working with Autistic pupils is preferred but not essential
Staff will need to be able to think on their feet and work with energetic challenging pupils.
PECS and Makaton experience is desired.
This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
You must have the legal right to work in the UK

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:

We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants
Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this SEN Teaching Assistant role in Brent, North-West London, or more information please contact Alisha Sparks on 0207 845 5450, Opt 3, or

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