Accessibility Links

SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Northamptonshire County Council
  • Start date: 12 Sep 2016
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE10798848
  • Branch: Leicester
  • Consultant: Jed Downing
  • Call: 0116 216 2122
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description
We are currently working with a number of SLD/PMLD SEN schools who are looking to appoint SEN Teaching Assistants for a variety of day-to-day, short term and long term within SEN schools in Northamptonshire.

Special Needs Teaching Assistants support students with special educational needs (SEN) in the classroom as directed by an SEN teacher in order to help pupils succeed with their learning.

It takes a very special person to work with pupils with severe learning difficulties. Class sizes can be as small as 3/4 pupils and there is a high ratio of LSA support. SLD/PMLD schools have pupils with complex needs, there may be pupils with degenerative illnesses, those who are completely non-verbal and communicate using basic signing tools like Makaton or through a series of lights and clickers. There may be pupils at the high end of the autism spectrum or with Cerebral Palsy. Ability levels can vary considerably. You’ll be working with other professionals within the school, e.g. a nurse, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, etc.

Your duties could include:

-assisting with pupils' physical needs, including hygiene and feeding, as well as assisting with therapy sessions

-helping with pupils' school work under the supervision of an SEN teacher

-helping pupils increase their confidence, self-esteem and independence

-You will be responsible for promoting inclusion, working according to IEPs and advancing learning, allowing the children you will be working with to make positive progress by removing barriers to learning.

The successful candidate should:

-Have knowledge/interest and experience working with Autism/ASD, ADHD, EBD, SLD, PMLD

-Be able to use positive reinforcement when supporting behaviour difficulties – working with pupils with ADHD this would be an advantage

-Be a patient and positive role model for children

-Knowledge of BSL, Makaton, Team Teach, SPELL/TEACCH would be an advantage.

To enquire about working for Protocol Education please do not hesitate to contact Jed on 01162 851 615 or send your CV to JDowning@protocol-education.com

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.
Similar jobs
  • SEND Teacher
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Location: Guildford
  • Teacher jobs in Surrey *** Experienced secondary Teachers *** Surrey *** ASAP start / Long or Short-term opportunities *** Rewarding, great opportunity for career development Protocol Education -
  • SEMH Teacher
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Location: Cambridge
  • We are currently looking for experienced SEND Teachers that specialise or are highly experienced working with children with special needs such as Social, Emotional and Mental Health experience and
  • SEND/ SEMH Teacher
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • LOOKING FOR A CHANGE IN YOUR TEACHING CAREER? DO YOU WANT TO BE APART OF AN UP AND COMING SCHOOL? My client is an alternative provision/EBD/ SEMH school that caters for students with emotional and
  • Behaviour Support Assistant Job
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Behaviour Support Assistant - Nottingham - Protocol Education A School in Nottingham requires an experienced behaviour support assistant or teaching assistant to aid their learners across Key Stages
  • Teaching Assistant SEMH - HLTA - EBD Based in Enfield
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Location: Redbridge
  • We are currently looking for committed resilient hard working and highly-motivated Higher Level LSA. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the aims
Latest news
Exam Stress and Students' Mental Health
Exam Stress and Students' Mental Health
Exam period is in full swing, which means that some students might be getting overwhelmed by workload. It is crucial to recognise early signs of stre
Read blog
22/05/18
Protocol Education Watford Has Been a Wonderful Team to Work With!
Protocol Education Watford Has Been a Wonderful Team to Work With!
I was very impressed with Protocol Education – and in particular, with Carol, and the team at the Watford branch! I was initially a little ne
Read blog
14/05/18
Moving On Up! Five Ways to Get Children Moving in the Classroom
Moving On Up! Five Ways to Get Children Moving in the Classroom
We all know that it’s hard to concentrate on one thing for a long time.  According to this article from last year, the average Brit has
Read blog
04/05/18
Answering Personal Questions from Students
Answering Personal Questions from Students
How to react when students ask you personal questions? Jo knows a trick or two, she used to teach year 5 class sex education. “Miss, are you m
Read blog
25/04/18
Amy's Testimonial: Back to the Roots
Amy's Testimonial: Back to the Roots
What made you decide to teach in England?I grew up in England and have always wanted to come back to my roots as well as get the opportunity to see
Read blog
25/04/18
View all news
CPD REC Investors in People UKAS