Teaching Assistant SEND 1:1
Henry Hinde Infant School are looking to recruit two experienced Level 2 SEN Teaching Assistants (or equivalent experience), to support one child in Year 1 with social, emotional and mental health needs and another person to support a Year 2 child with social, emotional and mental health needs. You will work as a member of a team, supporting the child with their individual teaching and learning plan as well as daily one-to-one work based on the child’s specific areas of need.
We are looking for someone who is:
● experienced in supporting children with social, emotional and mental health needs
● creative and innovative, especially in order to bring learning to life
● committed to teamwork, sharing and receiving ideas for the benefit of the children in our care
● can use initiative to work in a one-to-one or small group setting
● able to work proactively, with a high level of commitment
We can offer you the opportunity to:
● Work in a high achieving, popular and forward-looking school
● Develop your skills alongside a team of dedicated and highly professional staff who are deeply committed to improving the life chances of the children in our local community
● Be supported in your role by a range of school based and external expertise
● Develop professionally including relevant training, where appropriate
Experience of working with children with special educational need in the areas of communication and interaction, literacy and numeracy is essential to this post. We are very committed to integration and inclusion for all our children and seek to appoint individuals who share this vision.
As a SENDTa you will work closely with the child’s (children’s) class teacher, the SENDCo and will report directly to the Assistant-Principal. You will be expected to feed into SEND review meetings and to do daily handovers with the child’s parents / carers.
Working with the teaching team you will need to be child-focused in your approach, looking for ways to engage and motivate the child. You will need to adapt learning to ensure they meet the needs of your child(ren) and that they are meeting the targets set both by external professionals and also set within their EHCP.
You will need to have strong behaviour management skills and a knowledge of how outside stimuli can affect children. You will need to have a good working knowledge of how to de-escalate a child that might be overwhelmed by their outside environment.
You will be a strong role model who rolls up their sleeves and gets stuck in with day-to-day operation. You actively seek out ways of improving your own performance and that of others in order to ensure the 7 organization is highly efficient, effective and sustainable. At your core is a strong moral purpose to provide the best deal for all stakeholders, but especially for the children and young people whom we serve.
You will ideally have a wealth of experience with working with infant aged children and preferably with SEND children. You will be able to articulate the impact that you have made on that child.
Salary: NJC07 £20,092.00fte – NJC 11 £21,748.00fte pro rata actual salary: - £14,570.75 - £15,771.68
Hours: 32.5, Monday to Friday
Contract: Fixed term/ Temporary
Closing Date: Wednesday 26 January, 9am
Interviews: Wednesday 2 February
The Transforming Lives Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.
Apply: Please download an application form and the recruitment pack from our website, all details of how to submit your application form and letter can be found in the recruitment pack.