New Directions Education are looking to recruit experienced ALN (formerly SEN) Teaching Assistants to work in a local school in Warrington that caters for children with a statement for complex special needs. This particular position is to work with the children who are on the Autistic Spectrum and are aged between 2 and 19 years of age.
You would be expected to undertake a specialist role, utilising relevant expertise to ensure that all students on the Autistic Spectrum are able to access the curriculum. These children have a wide range of individual needs and are therefore in a highly specialised provision. In order to help the students reach their full potential you will be required to support the implementation of strategies that will help them integrate into all aspects of school life.
An integral part of your role will be liaising with Key Workers, Teachers and relevant outside agencies / professionals and services. You would be involved in creating behavioral contracts that are student-centered with highly differentiated programmes and visual timetables. You will be expected to identify and champion opportunities to develop successful social interaction and encourage peer support. By taking a lead role in assisting students to join in group and oral work you should will support students’ independence in all areas of life.
A large number of our jobs are within the ALN sector. We fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have the right experience and qualifications.
To work in an Additional Learning Needs (ALN) role you will need:
We are always looking for candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as having: