SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:15 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 highly competent and physically fit Teaching Assistants to work in a specialist SEN school.

This is a school for blind and partially sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. The school has around 50 pupils aged 2 to 14. The needs supported at this school include: vision impairment, multi-sensory impairment, learning difficulties and disabilities, physical disabilities, communication difficulties as well as additional medical and health needs. This school invest in their staff and full training will be provided to ensure you are well supported and feeling confident to support the needs of the students. The ideal candidate will have a background in health care and/or experience working in a Special School supporting PMLD students.

Working in this school will give you the opportunity to make a difference in your pupils lives every day. Everyone who visits the school agrees it is a lovely setting. Based on a quiet residential road in Northwood Hillingdon, the school is surrounded by trees, gardens and very close to transport links such as the Metropolitan line.

A warm, caring and nurturing setting, the school are looking for candidates with a genuine passion for working in SEN. The school seeks to provide a high standard of support to all students in their learning and physical care. If you feel you have what it takes to be a strong team member at this OFSTED rated Outstanding School, I'm keen to hear from you.

The school are shortlisting candidates now. The hiring process involves an initial interview with the head teacher and tour of the school. Successful candidates will then be invited for a full paid trial day to get a feel for the school and ensure you are able to perform the role.

The right candidate will be:
*Physically fit and able to support pupils with physical disabilities
*Experienced with hoisting and manual handling (training will be provided)
*Comfortable supporting PMLD students with a high level of need
*Be comfortable with personal cares, feeding and medication
*Differentiate lessons to suit the needs and abilities of learners in the class

The school has:
*Been OFSTED rated Outstanding
*Around 50 students aged 2-14 years of age.
*Blind and partially sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities
*Values of Inclusion, Focus on the child, collaboration, quality and integrity
*Family services on site to support the local community

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 Teaching Assistant role you will need to:
*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.
We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.
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