New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions are recruiting an additional learning needs (ALN) teacher, you’ll work with children who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential.

You may work with individuals who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (i.e. hearing or visual), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental health needs, or have a combination of these difficulties.

A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.

Responsibilities
As a SEN teacher, you’ll need to:
– teach either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside the class prepare lessons and resources
– mark and assess work
– develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils
– use special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning
– use specialist skills, such as teaching Braille to pupils with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments
– collaborate with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum
– assess children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and work with colleagues to identify individual pupils’ special needs
– work with the head teacher and governing body to ensure that the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) are met in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements
– liaise with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists
– organise learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events
– assist in severely disabled pupils’ personal care/medical needs
– complete administrative tasks, including updating and maintaining records of pupils’ progress

Additional Information

The role of a Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Teacher will require

  • A relevant teaching qualification;
  • Ideally experience working in an ALN environment;
  • Recent experience in a classroom environment;
  • An excellent track record;
  • Good knowledge of the national curriculum;
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work short-term and long-term.

Jobs in Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as below:-

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD);
  • Dyslexia;
  • Dyspraxia;
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI);
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD);
  • Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD);
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD);
  • Severe Learning Difficulties.

As well as working with students who have Physical Disabilities (PD).

What can New Directions offer you?

  • Regular work potentially leading to long-term roles;
  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Fully compliant with the AWR (Agency Workers Regulation);
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy, on 01978 884290, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 7th December 2018


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