SEN Learning Support Assistant, Merseyside

  • Location: Merseyside
  • Salary: £Competitive rates per week
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary Education
  • Posted:

Job Description

Exciting Opportunity: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant
Location: Birkenhead
Hours: Full-time, working in the base unit
Role: Supporting pupils with SEN/ challenging behaviours
Duration: Ongoing until Summer 2025
Essential Requirement: Levelled Teaching Assistant qualification or relevant experience
Preferred Qualification: Team Teach trained

Are you a dedicated and compassionate Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant looking for a rewarding full-time role? We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join a primary school in Birkenhead to work in their base unit with pupils who have SEN and challenging behaviours.

This position is ongoing until the end of Summer 2025, providing a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. While a Levelled Teaching Assistant qualification is ideal, this school is happy to welcome candidates with substantial experience in this field. Additionally, being Team Teach trained would be advantageous for effectively supporting students.

If you are passionate about helping children with SEN reach their full potential and possess strong interpersonal skills, we invite you to apply for this role. Join a supportive team at this primary school in Birkenhead and contribute to creating a positive learning environment for all students!

Teaching or classroom assistants are now vital resources for teachers and are heavily relied upon in schools.

We specialise in recruiting teaching assistants (TA) who are qualified in the following;

  • NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant
  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education
  • BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)

We’ll also consider experienced learning support assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

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 having:

  • 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
  • Physical Disabilities (PD)

As a teaching assistant you’ll be expected to:

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, ALNCO and class teachers
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills

Benefits of working with New Directions:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

New Directions Education Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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