Teaching Assistant

Hounslow, London
EA232206_1564405545
Date Posted:29 Jul 2019
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£70 - £90 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

Teaching Assistant

Hounslow, London
Are you looking for a change and keen to develop in a specialist area? We are looking for experienced Teaching Assistants, keen to develop their abilities to support students with hearing impairments.

Starting in September 2019, this role is to work in a Centre for the Deaf in Hounslow. Based on the mainstream site of this OFSTED rated Outstanding Primary school, you will be working with students aged 7-11 years old with severe to profound levels of deafness. Operating for over 30 years, the centre is well established and resourced to meet the needs of hearing impaired students. The centre adopts a Total Communication approach, with all staff using a range of communication strategies. However as this is a specialist unit, all staff are expected to hold a qualification in British Sign Language to a minimum of level 2.

The centre aims to support hearing impaired pupils to take a full and active part in school life, achieving the best outcomes in their academic development and social well-being. There is a focus on developing independent learning and ensuring all students have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

Inclusion is central to the focus of staff at this school. Deaf children work and play alongside their hearing peers and the mainstream site also has classes with acoustic tiling to aid listening conditions. As much as possible, children are supported in mainstream classes with a Radio Aid system. When required, children are supported in the centre by specialists in the areas of speech therapy, literacy, numeracy and other areas if needed. The Centre itself has four rooms, all acoustically treated to support teaching deaf children. Support in the centre is flexible and designed to adapt to the changing needs of each child.

All staff in the unit are highly qualified with mainstream and/or SEN experience. They also hold an additional qualification as a Teacher of the Deaf and a minimum of Level 2 BSL.

The Teaching Assistant would:
*Have achieved a minimum of Level 2 British Sign Language qualification
*Be confident in a total communication approach, using a wide range of communication strategies
*Support Hearing Impaired students to successfully learn and grow in a mainstream school environment, building confidence and essential life skills
*Hold or be willing to work towards a Level 3 BTEC Advanced Award in working with sensory impaired young people (hearing impairment).
*Differentiate lessons to suit the needs and abilities of learners in the class
*Work under the guidance of the class teacher and report to the Head of the Centre
*Work 1:1 or in small groups with students in the class

The school has:
*Been OFSTED rated Outstanding
*Around 400 students aged 7-11 years of age
*A Silver Award as a UNICEF Rights respecting school¬¬¬¬
*An inclusive school and curriculum to ensure all pupils are engaged

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 an SEN Teaching Assistant in Hounslow, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or jade.george@twrecruitment.com We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
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