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SEN Teaching Assistant, Widnes - Halton

  • Location: Widnes - Halton
  • Duration: Ad hoc
  • Salary: £Competitive per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
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Job Description

New Directions are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to work with SEND pupils in schools throughout the Widnes area. The successful candidate will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programs, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

We have a high demand for long-term and ad-hoc positions, meaning we can offer work that fits around your schedule.


We would welcome candidates who can demonstrate the following:


• NVQ 3 or equivalent in teaching assistance
• Some experience of working with children with SEND
• The ability to work effectively within a team environment, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities
• The ability to promote a positive ethos and role model positive attributes
• Good level of interpersonal, numeracy and literacy skills
• An understanding of Safeguarding procedures and is able to promote the welfare and safety of children that they come into contact with.

You will also be working closely with a dedicated account manager who will be there to support you through the whole New Directions recruitment process.

Job Specification

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:

  • Ideally experience working in an ALN environment or from a care background
  • An excellent track record
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work short-term and long-term.

We are always looking for 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).

What New Directions Education Ltd offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term teaching roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to more than 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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