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Experienced SEN Learning support assistant

  • Location: Kirklees Metropolitan Council
  • Start date: 11 Aug 2016
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE10798565
  • Branch: Leeds & Bradford Secondary SEND
  • Consultant: Tracey Lynch
  • Call: 0113 233 7020
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description
Are you committed in providing high quality support to pupils in a Special school setting?

Have you got experience working in a special school and looking for new opportunities?

We are currently working with a number of special schools around the Huddersfield and Kirklees area that are looking for experienced learning support assistants to work in their establishment on a temporary basis. For the right individual this role can lead to a permanent role. Working in a special school setting requires individuals with a specific skills set and someone that has knowledge of supporting pupils with a wide range of SEN.

For this Experience Special educational needs assistant role, you will:

• Must have at least 6 months experience supporting pupils with SEN in a special school or similar setting.

• Have knowledge of supporting pupils with Complex needs, ASD, SLD and behavioural issues.

• Have the ability to stay resilient and professional at all times.

• Record and observe any educational developments made by the pupil or pupils you are supporting to the teacher.

• Having knowledge and experience of PECS, MAKATON or BSL is desirable, but not essential.

• Have the ability to demonstrate how you would deal with certain situations in a calm and professional manner.

• Follow policies and procedures accordingly.

• Build trusting relationships with the pupil or pupils you are supporting in order to get a better understand of the needs.

• Have experience of personal care and hygiene.

• You must have a DBS on the update service for this role.

• Team Teach training is desirable, but not essential.

If you are interested in applying for this role, email your C.V to, or for more information call Tracey on 0113 246 8220.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.
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