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      SEN Support Specialist

      • Merton, London
      • Primary Support
      • Contract

      Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant required in Merton

      Senior Leaders of a reputable Primary School in Merton are looking to appoint a motivated and committed Teaching Assistant to work across the school with pupils with additional needs including (but not limited to): Reading and Writing disabilities, Autism, Physical or Mental disabilities, severe and profound learning disabilities and pupils with varying levels of concentration such as ADHD/ADD.

      The working hours for this role are 8:50-15:20 Monday-Friday term time only. Working alongside children from EYFS-Y6 with varying needs. This role is to begin from Monday 21st February (or sooner).

      Pupils are aged 4-11 who depend upon additional support with some students also having complex medical needs that require assistance. The school curriculum provides learning opportunities that are appropriately structured to aid the academic and social development of students. You will be expected to support children in reaching their full potential while encouraging independence, confidence and resilience.

      We are seeking Teaching Assistants with the following:

      • Previous experience supporting young people with Special Educational Needs
      • Additional training (or the willingness to complete training) in areas such as: Sign Language, Makaton, Speech and Language Therapy, Moving and Handling, Team Teach
      • Commitment and motivation to support students with Special Needs
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Willingness to assist with pupils’ personal care needs

      You will be joining a school who aspires to be the best and achieve the best outcomes for all their children. Staff strives to deliver engaging and motivating learning experiences allowing pupils to feel challenged in achieving their full potential. You will be working alongside highly trained teaching staff who are welcoming of new starters.

      Working closely with the class teacher, your responsibilities will include:

      • Supervising and supporting pupils ensuring their safety and access to the curriculum
      • Promoting inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
      • Attend to the pupil’s personal needs including social, health and welfare matters
      • Prepare learning resources
      • To encourage positive peer interaction and engagement in teacher led activities
      • Provide feedback to pupils and parents/carers
      • Completing paperwork/administration tasks as necessary

      When you apply with Vision Teaching, you don’t just get a job, you become part of our community!

      • Competitive rates of pay & we refund the cost of your DBS after you have worked 10 days for us
      • Free Team Teach training & opportunities to progress your career through our CPD courses with our head of CPD Siobhan Casey. Including TA behaviour management, Phonics, Mental Health awareness and introduction to SEND
      • Our team has on average over 7.5 years education recruitment experience and can provide you with professional support and advice to help you find your ideal role
      • There are lots of opportunities to earn extra money including recommended a friend and earn £150, write a blog for us and earn £20 & you can also take part in our prize draws as last year we gave away a 5 star holiday to a support worker
      • Vision Teaching is in the top 10 Education Recruitment agencies in the UK, with 9/10 on rate my teaching agency, 4.7/5 on Facebook and 4.7/5 on google
      • Vision Teaching won Recruitment Company of the Year in December 2021
      • We are passionate about providing our educators with regular & consistent work
      • We hold social events such as breakfast catch up’s, evening socials, quiz’s, and trips, so our educators get maximum enjoyment out of their roles & working with Vision Teaching
      • Vision Teaching actively give back to the communities we work with which includes funding mental health programmes in schools, volunteering time and money to the Felix project, hosting football tournaments for school staff, giving resources away to schools, sponsoring school based projects and we celebrate the amazing work you do in schools with our educator of the month

      Vision Teaching Ltd was established in February 2007 to be a different type of educational recruiter, one that was committed to excellent customer service and building long-term relationships. We are one of the most successful independent education recruitment companies in London. Throughout our time we have filled over 400,000 bookings, successfully placed almost 5000 educators into roles and worked with over 1,140 schools. We solely focus on London, attracting and retaining quality staff so that we can make a real difference to pupils in our partner schools. We proactively recruit for all school-based positions, prioritising staff with education-based experience, from leadership to qualified teachers and all types of school support staff.

      Here at Vision Teaching we work with hundreds of schools all over London, who rely on us to help cover their recruitment needs, we believe in matching the right educator, to the right school, so they can make a difference to the lives of pupils and ultimately raise attainment.

      As a result of great start to the year, we are working with 200 partner schools and have hundreds of live vacancies! If you’re looking to get more out of your future, we think you’ll love life with Vision Teaching. We recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of our partner schools. So get in touch today and find out how we can help you!

      Job Information

      Job Reference: MAF9278_1643102682
      Salary: £65 - £90 per day
      Salary From: £65
      Salary To: £90
      Job Industries: Primary Support
      Job Locations: Merton, London
      Job Types: Contract
      Job Skills: Primary, Teaching Assistant, Primary Support, ASD, Autism, SEMH, PMLD, Behaviour Support, Behaviour Management

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