SEND Teaching Assistant

Barnet, London

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Date Posted:02 Dec 2020
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
  1. Long-term

SEND Teaching Assistant

Barnet, London
The school is seeking a teaching assistant who has a background of working with children with Autism and behavioural difficulties (EBD). The role will involve 1:1 support for a child with Autism (ASC). The pupil you will be working with is in Year 2 who works to his own curriculum and the school are trying to integrate him into class wherever possible but sometimes he has days when he finds school life difficult and needs time out doing other things. He can be challenging, so you will need to be patient, firm but fair and he likes to be kept busy but the school want him to be learning too.

You must have experience of working with children/young people with Autism and experience of working with children with speech and language needs would be great as he needs assistance in this area, although he has some speech. Experience with PECS and Makaton would be warmly welcomed.

As you will be working closely with the class teacher and SENDCO and on some occasions external agencies, you will need to have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. You will see the child's parents every day and provide feedback from the day.

Your hours of work will be 8.30am- 3:45pm with 30 minutes for lunch, with a daily rate of £75-80, depending on experience.

The school is well served by public transport, with parking available.

This will be a great opportunity to become part of a hard-working team in an outstanding primary school. There will be challenges along the way but working closely with the class teacher, Senco and parents, this will also be a rewarding role.

To apply for the position as a SEN TA, please contact Stuart Edge on 020 7845 5450 or email

To join Tradewind and be successful as a SEN TA you will need to meet the following criteria:

*Ideally have at least one years' experience working in a school
*Previous experience working with children with Autism (ASC) and with behavioural needs
*Be able to set clear boundaries and expectations of behaviour
*You must have the right to work in the UK
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history

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
*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

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates and employees come first. We have the very best people 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, to ensure we have a thorough understanding of your career goals and work hard on your behalf to secure you positions with great rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request) and plenty of development opportunities. We have more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, a brilliant referral bonus, full interview preparation, help with lesson planning, online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability and plenty more benefits by registering with Tradewind. Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching teachers and support staff with their dream job, and help primary, secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 12 offices in the UK.

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