Senior Teaching Assistant (Specialist Autism Unit)

Location: Mansfield
Job Type: Contract
Industry: SEN Support Jobs | SEN
Reference: PE11330200
Salary: £65 - £80 per day
Job Published: 27 days ago
Protocol Education (East Midlands) require a Senior Teaching Assistant at a SEND specialist school who support pupils attending a Specialist Autism Unit based in Mansfield.

About the Role:
Hours: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.
Start date: ASAP

This specialist autism unit is an alternative provision for pupils with Autism based in Mansfield. Pupils who access the provision are working towards level 2 and 3 qualifications within the mainstream school or college setting with all pupils accessing between 60 - 80% of their learning in the mainstream environment.

The school offer specialist support to enable all its pupils to achieve academic success whilst supporting in meeting their needs linked to their diagnosis of Autism. All pupils attending the resource provision have an Education, Health and Care Plan for specialist provision.
The successful applicant will have high expectations of each individual learner and will be skilled in developing individual programmes that enable pupils to be successful academically and to achieve progress towards their personalised outcomes.

About You:
We are looking for:
● Resourcefulness
● Skills in supporting pupils with additional needs including autism
● Creativity
● Tenacity
● Flexibility
● Positivity
● Good team member and leader with clear communication skills

As a Senior Teaching Assistant, you will support Class Teachers in enabling pupils with communication and interaction needs to succeed at school. You will put in place strategies that support pupils to engage in the curriculum and will be responsible for planning learning sequences (with support from the teacher), preparing resources and directing support staff.

The successful applicant must be committed to providing the best possible education to pupils. They must be understanding of the complex difficulties our pupils face and be passionate about breaking down the barriers to give them the best possible chances in life.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who works well with others. You must be confident in leading teaching sessions and running 1:1 and group sessions demonstrating initiative and organisation.

Skills and experience in communication and interaction / autism would be of benefit, however, there will be a full induction programme for staff when they start at the school. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach.

As a result of their special educational needs, many of our pupils will struggle with emotional regulation and this can lead to significant challenging behaviours. Candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach, working collaboratively with our internal and external specialists to achieve positive outcomes in an individualised way.

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