SEN Teaching Assistant I Southwark I Immediate Start
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SEN Teaching Assistant (1-1) – Immediate Start
Principal Education are currently seeking an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant for an immediate start to work on a 1-1 basis with a child with autism who has limited communication abilities. As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in providing tailored support. Your primary responsibility will be to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment that fosters the child’s development and well-being.
– 1-1 Support: Provide dedicated 1-1 support to the child with autism throughout the school day, ensuring their safety and well-being.
– Communication: Implement specialised communication techniques to facilitate interaction and engagement.
– Sensory Support: Create and maintain a sensory-friendly environment to accommodate the child’s sensory needs.
– Behaviour Management: Employ positive behaviour management strategies to encourage positive behaviour and reduce potential challenges.
– Curriculum Adaptation: Collaborate with the teaching staff to adapt and modify the curriculum to meet the child’s individual needs.
– Progress Tracking: Monitor and record the child’s progress, maintaining accurate records for evaluation and reporting.
– Collaboration: Work closely with the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and other professionals to develop and implement individualised education plans (IEPs).
– Supportive Environment: Foster a nurturing and inclusive classroom atmosphere that promotes the child’s social and emotional growth.
Skills and Qualifications:
– Previous experience working as an SEN Teaching Assistant, particularly with children on the autism spectrum.
– Understanding of autism spectrum disorders and experience implementing strategies for limited communication.
– Strong communication skills and the ability to use alternative communication methods such as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) or AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).
– Patience, empathy, and the ability to build trust and rapport with the child.
– Knowledge of sensory integration and sensory processing disorders.
– Behaviour management skills, including the use of positive reinforcement and de-escalation techniques.
– Ability to adapt and modify curriculum materials to meet the child’s unique learning style.
– Excellent record-keeping and reporting skills.
– Relevant qualifications in Special Education or a related field are preferred.
What We Offer:
– Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
– A supportive and collaborative working environment.
– Opportunities for professional development and training.
– The chance to make a meaningful impact on the life of a child with autism and limited communication.