SEN Teaching Assistant - Complex Needs - Leeds - Full Time
Do you have previous experience of supporting children and young people with physical and medical needs?
Are you looking to start a rewarding career in education?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join a successful team of passionate practitioners.
You will be supporting students with profound and multiple learning difficulties throughout their school day, assisting with activities and engaging them in learning. This will mostly be on a 1:1 basis, supporting a non-verbal child who has autism and physical needs but you will also be required to support the whole class in some instances. A background of care or supporting young people with physical needs would be beneficial but general SEN experience and an understanding of special needs is essential.
Although the school has specialist staffing to tend to the students personal care needs, there will be some aspects of personal required. As you will be working with a non-verbal student previous experience or training using PECs and Makaton would be advantageous, but this training can be provided.
The ideal candidate will: - Come from a background of care and working with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, where in an educational or residential setting. - Be comfortable supporting students with physical needs. - Have prior experience and understanding of additional learning needs such as Autism. - Be positive, nurturing and able to create a calm and inclusive environment for learning. - Have a passion for helping and supporting those with additional needs.
Essential: - You must have some experience with SEND and be confident in your ability to support students well and cater for all unique needs, being adaptable and flexible with your approach. - You must be able to work full time (school hours/term time only) and be willing to commit to this role and make a difference - The ideal candidate will be calm, friendly and confident in managing any challenging behaviours and deescalating situations effectively.
Desirable: - Childcare or SEND qualifications would be beneficial but experience is essential. - Team Teach/PECs and Makaton training would help your application but these courses can be provided. - Education experience would be desirable; a background of working in a similar specialist environment or supporting those with PMLD in a mainstream setting.
Specifics: - This is a full time role due to begin after the February half term - You will be working full time, Monday to Friday half past 8 until half past 3- The pay is between £65 and £70 per day. - You will be working in a specialist setting for students with profound needs, the school is equipped with excellent resources to help to support the needs of the students. - Successful candidates must be able to provide relevant and up to date references and either hold or be willing to process an enhanced DBS check that is registered on the online update service.
If you feel that you have the right skillset to really make a different to the lives of vulnerable students, please apply now and we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.
Important Notice: In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and professionalism is at the heart of what we do. Applicants are required to attend a face to face interview, reference checks and an enhanced DBS disclosure. Celsian Education is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. All of our employees are trained in Safer Recruitment as standard. It is Celsian Educations policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Celsian Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.
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