Creative Teaching Assistant

Location: Sheffield
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN
Reference: creattashf
Salary: £70 - 90 per day
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Do you think you could use your creative skills to help children with special educational needs and disabilities progress in education? Protocol Education are currently looking to recruit a host of creative people to work as a Teaching Assistants in the Sheffield area.

Whether you are looking for full time or part time work, we can work around you, offering a range of work that fit your needs.

The Role: Based in a classroom with between 4 – 6 teaching assistants and a teacher, you will work as a team to ensure that lessons are prepared for, children are learning efficiently and that you’re creating a great environment to encourage progression and promote confidence. You will work on a 1:1 and small group basis, adapting work in order for the pupils to get the best out of their education and succeed outside of the classroom.

Initially this role will begin on a day-to-day basis, however for the right person, there could be the opportunity for long term work.

The School: You will work in a range of schools in the Sheffield area with a range of different types of SEND, in particularly PMLD, SLD, ASC, SEMH, and Challenging Behaviour just to mention a few. Ages range in each school however, typically, most are through schools meaning they cater to children from 3 up to 16. You are likely to stay in the same class however some schools do encourage you to move about to help children adapt to working with different people. (If you have a preference to type of need or age, we can work around this, although flexibility is highly desired).

Most schools do require an extra qualification in Team Teach and Moving and Handling and so you must be willing to complete a course if you haven’t already.

The Successful Candidate:

Being adaptable in this role is key to being successful. You will be focused on following the ethos and aims of the school, while being a friendly face for students to go to in times of need. You must be open to going the extra mile to ensure students are given the best education possible. It is vital that you are confident, trustworthy and comfortable working in challenging situations.

What Protocol can offer:

  • A dedicated consultant who understands the importance of finding the right role for you, allowing you to get the best out of your employment.
  • Access to over 50 CPD courses of Diploma and Certificate level, used to help further your understanding and help you progress further within your career.
  • Flexibility - Whether you’re wanting full or part time work, Protocol can work around you. We can offer you daily, long term or even permanent work.
  • Competitive Rates
  • Refer a friend scheme: £250 to any candidate who refers an individual who begins working for Protocol
  • The opportunity to work with an agency who have gained recognition within our industry, through awards and accreditations.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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