SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:09 Oct 2019
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£70 - £90 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
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We are looking for a special Teaching Assistant to work closely with a young male student in this Secondary Class for lower ability students. This role is to start immediately and continue long term.

This Secondary Special school provides specialist support to a wide range to students of all levels and abilities. Students in this lower ability class require support with complex needs and severe learning difficulties. Expereince providing personal care or a willingness to learn how to do this is essential in this role. A background in Health Care or being a Health Care Assistant is highly desired but not essential.

This OFSTED rated Good Special School is based in Hillingdon, and caters students aged 11-19 years of age with a total of 240 pupils currently enrolled. A multidisciplinary approach is used to ensure all students are given opportunities to learn and develop and the school employs specialist staff such as Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists to work alongside the teaching team.

There is a strong emphasis on suporting students to develop confidence and independent living skills with day to day life skills incorporated in lessons every day. Academic classes are taught alongside vocational and skill-based classes such as Design and Technology, Food Technology, Hairdressing and Beauty, Horticulture, Dance and Art. There is also a house on site, where students can learn and practice the basic skills needed for independent living, such as cooking, setting the table, washing up, re-decorating, etc.

Based close to Hillingdon Hospital, the school has access to many transport links and there are extensive grounds with a wide range of facilities.

This position is best suited to Teaching Assistants who are experienced supporting lower ability pupils requiring personal care. This is a school that is keen to find the right team member, who will fit in well with the existing team and be a positive influence on the lives of these students.

The Teaching Assistant would:
*Be a key support for a young male student requiring personal cares
*Be a positive role model and provide sensitive support to help students achieve their goals
*Be creative with communication strategies for students developing communication
*Work well within a team of TA's and Teachers to create a positive working environment
*Tailor the learning environment and subject material to suit individual needs
*Ideally be Team Teach trained

The school:
*Has fantastic development opportunities for Teaching Assistants wanting to become SEN teachers
*Was rated OFSTED Good at their last inspection
*Has 240 pupils aged 11-19 years old
*Supports students who have Complex Moderate Learning Difficulties (CMLD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
*Offers many opportunities for life skills training and development
*Has an onsite Multi-Disciplinary Team, comprising of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
*Is well resourced to support SEN pupils with a sensory room, break-out spaces and a nurture room and large outdoor grass fields

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, 30 to be exact! That's 23 more than our next nearest competitor
*A 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
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

To join us and be successful in this SEN Teaching Assistant role you will need to:
*Be qualified to teach in the UK
*Hold 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

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as an SEN Teaching Assistant in Hillingdon, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.
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