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Teaching Assistant

Location: SCUNTHORPE, SOUTH HUMBERSIDE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 65-75 GBP (UK Pounds) Per day, inc Benefits
Sector: Education Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-370333

A school in Scunthorpe is seeking an experienced SEN TA/Learning Support Assistant to work with an autistic child on a 1-2-1 basis for the entirety of the Autumn Term 2020.

If you have experience in supporting SEN children in an educational or care-based setting then read on to find out more details.

The school in question have managed to secure additional funding to support this child’s learning as they return to school after the lockdown. As this child is entering Key Stage 2, they have been out of school since March so the school are anticipating that it will initially be very challenging to reintegrate the child into school life, and therefore need a dedicated 1-2-1 SEN Teaching Assistant to manage this return and make sure the child is comfortable in school.

The role is initially full-time from September until the Christmas holidays but, depending on the effectiveness of this and the additional funding, this is likely to be extended if possible. The school received a ‘Good’ in their last Ofsted inspection in 2015, and pride themselves on being an inclusive environment for vulnerable and SEN children.

The school have set out the following requirements for this position:

  • Experience supporting Autistic children.
  • Experience of 1-2-1 SEND support.
  • Confident in dealing with challenging behaviour.
  • Free full-time until Christmas 2020.

The child can often become agitated and restless, so the teacher needs someone who can take the child from class when necessary and calm them down on a 1-2-1 basis. For this reason, experience of 1-2-1 SEND support in any capacity such as a care home or specialist provision would be highly thought of by school as this would tend to involve a similar skill set, despite it being in a mainstream primary setting. However, the school are also keen to stress that they want the child to maximise time in whole class activity, so when possible would prefer the child to stay in class and engage with their peers.

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