JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Teaching Assistant
  • January 2019 Start
  • Long Term
  • Full Time
  • Based in Surrey

Are you passionate about working in Special Educational Needs?

Are you looking to work in an encouraging and supportive school environment?

The School…

…Is based in Surrey and is a maintained Secondary Special School for 11-19 year old students with severe and complex learning difficulties, some of whom have an autistic spectrum disorder in addition to their learning difficulty. The school has a strong focus on supporting students on their journey to adulthood, taking their individual needs into account at each step. Every pupil is valued and challenged to succeed to the best of their ability in all aspects of their learning, with progress recognised and celebrated.

The experienced and committed staff work closely with students and their families to develop independence and confidence in a safe environment, as well as supporting their emotional health and well-being. The curriculum is taught within a positive atmosphere that promotes enthusiasm, motivation, confidence and enjoyment for both staff and students.

The Position…

…Is full time, 5 days a week through the school term, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. The Teaching Assistant will be working with a Key Stage 4 and 5 class, the students in the class have severe learning difficulties (SLD). It is therefore very important that you have experience of working with SLD, or at minimum a good understanding of what’s expected when supporting children and young adults with learning difficulties.

The class has around 7 students however you will mainly be working on a 1:1 basis, supporting the student with basic communication, socialising, arts, swimming and encouraging independence and life skills. This role will include personal care, you will be provided with training and won’t be expected to do it straight away.

The school are looking for someone who is caring, creative and passionate, it is important for them to have someone who has a real love for working with children and supporting students with special educational needs.

The Ideal Teaching Assistant will have/be:

  • Previous experience working in KS4/5 setting
  • Creative, Enthusiastic and Ambitious
  • Dedicated to Pupil Development
  • Keen to get involved in all aspects of the school
  • A good working knowledge of Severe Learning difficulties
  • Have excellent communication skills

Why Chose Horizon?

At Horizon Teachers, we have been building strong relationships with Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools across London and the South East since 2008. As well as having a competitive pay rate we are also passionate about enhancing children’s education. Many of us are former teachers with experience in Primary, Secondary and SEN education, so we feel we have a great understanding and can guide you through the process in finding your perfect role.

Does this sound like an SEN Teaching Assistant opportunity you could be interested in?

APPLY TODAY!

 

Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement.

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