JOB DESCRIPTION

Support in SEN

A growing number of children and young people in the UK are being identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) whether academic, physical, mental health/medical or behavioural. Many improvements have been made to support children within specialist provisions such as Complex Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). These developments have led to an increase in the demand for qualified Teachers.

The benefits of Supporting in a SEN setting include:

  • Supporting 1:2:1 or small groups in small classes of up to 10 students
  • A high ratio of staff to students
  • A creative and practical learning environment
  • Working in collaboration with a range of specialists (e.g. therapists and counsellors)
  • Gaining relevant qualifications e.g. Makaton, PECs, TEACCH, TeamTeach

To be successful in a SEN school or PRU you will need:

  • A dynamic and creative approach to teaching
  • An ability to engage students and promote independence
  • A good general understanding of SEN and additional needs
  • Or a good general understanding of Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD)
  • A willingness to learn and develop your own knowledge and skill set

Working with Horizon Teachers you can expect:

  • Full and part time work (to work with other commitments)
  • Free safeguarding training
  • Uplift in pay
  • Assistance in obtaining an enhanced DBS check (if applicable)
  • Dedicated SEN Consultant with an SEN teaching background

This is a great way for you to build on your school experience and a foundation for obtaining SEN knowledge to assist with Teacher Training courses you may consider in the future.

So whether you are an experienced SEN Support Assistance or someone who is seeking a change from the mainstream classroom, Horizon Teachers can help! Our Consultants are all former Teachers who can guide you through the process in finding your perfect role within a non-mainstream school. We have opportunities in Early Years to Key stage 5, starting now and in September so please apply with your CV or contact our dedicated SEN team on 0207 444 0009 for more information; we look forward to hearing from you!

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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Specialist Learning Support Assistant

£65 - £95 per day
Specialist Learning Support Assistant BehavioursSpecial Educational Needs.Long term and Short term.Bexley and South East London£65 - £95 per day Do you thrive when you are working with children, no matter their learning levels or learning needs? Are you passionate, proactive and have a positive mind-set when faced with challenges?Do you want to work with children that have behaviour issues and Special Needs and help them to have a fulfilling school life?Horizon Teachers have been working with Specialist,Mainstream, Primary, Secondary and Early Years settings across London for the past 10 years. We are working with vibrant and engaging School settings in Bexley and South East London that support children who have challenging behaviours and emotional difficulties. These Schools are looking for Specialist Learning Support Assistants to join their teams. These schools support children who struggle to regulate their own feelings and thoughts and due to many factors including communication frustrations, traumatic past experiences, anxiety, difficult background, health issues and behaviours. Ass a result of these, they have struggled to maintain a happy and fulfilling school life.Specialist Learning Support Assistants that support in these environments will help pupils to learn tools that will enable them to cope with their behaviours, understand their thought processes and learn boundaries and behavioural support strategies that will allow them to enjoy school, grow in self esteem and confidence, become happier and have a better wellbeing outside education as well as in a school environment. These schools will support both Primary and Secondary aged pupils and behaviours will range from mild to challenging dependant on the child's needs and Statement. Children with these needs, will have a behaviour management plan put in place which will teach the children to follow structure and boundaries which in turn should lead to more positive behaviours. You dont need experience in a behaviour setting, Pupil Referral Unit or similar setting to this, to thrive working with children with challenging behaviours. However you do need:PatienceUnderstanding - There is a reason for the Children's behaviours and that everyone is a product of background and experience. Positive mind-set Some of these children have been through traumatic experiences and had a lot of negative influences in their life. You must be as positive as possible, and the children will really thrive on this. Resilience Days will bring victories and challenges. Any behaviours are not personal and so you must be able to deal with any behaviours in an appropriate way and come back the next day with a positive attitude. Creativity - children will love to express themselves through music, drama, art, sports, dance and many other medias. It is important that you engage as much as possible with the children so you build up positive relationships with them. This in turn will help their behaviours. Excellent communication skillsEnthusiasmIf you are interested in this role or would like to explore other roles in South East London supporting children with Special Educational Needs then please give the SEND team a call on 0207 444 0009. We are looking forward to hearing from you.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. Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEND Teaching Assistant

£16,000 - £19,000 per annum
A school in Surrey are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join their team from September 2019, this will be full time and on a permanent basis. The annual salary will be £16,000 to £19,000 - dependent on your past experience.Are you looking for a new challenge?Are you passionate about working in Special Education Needs? Are you passionate about improving pupil development?This independent special school based in Surrey is for children who have developed delays due to medical conditions, cerebral palsy or emotional difficulties due to direct or indirect trauma, it is also for students whose mild autism creates learning needs. They work to ensure that their students embrace an optimistic outlook, self-confidence and independence. Their friendly and supportive learning environment allows students to reach their full potential, to gain qualifications, and skills that allow them to be socially and economically independent in their local community. The school is forward thinking and currently expanding so there are plenty of opportunities for career development and training. There are two sites, between them they provide education from Key Stage 2 to Post 16 with adapted curriculums and corresponding exams. The school has modern and highly functioning facilities, with several sensory and therapy rooms that provide a comfortable environment for all students.The role!As an SEN Teaching Assistant you will be supporting the progress of all students, across different ages and abilities. The school are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and confident Teaching Assistant who can bring these characteristics to the classroom. They are also looking for someone who is able to adjust, responding to the needs of the pupils, a TA who enjoys the challenge of working within an SEN setting.The key responsibilities of this role include working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, with qualified Teachers, Therapists and other Support Staff. Although working under the direct instruction of Teachers in the classroom it is important that you are confident to lead activities and are familiar with strategies set out in students EHCP and EP reports. The successful Teaching Assistant will also need to carry out allocated duties throughout the school day, including at break and lunch times, and at other times.To apply for this role you must have/be:• Level 2 or 3 Teaching Support/Assistant qualification or a relevant equivalent qualification• A creative and confident attitude towards the role of Teaching Assistant'• Previous experience working with SENDHorizon 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. Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

Pastoral Support Co-ordinator

£25,907 - £28,216 per annum
A Primary SEMH Academy in Bexley are seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Co-ordinator to join their team. This is a permanent position to start from after Easter. The RoleAs a Pastoral Support Co-ordinator, you will be driven to improve student attendance and address safeguarding concerns in order to ensure students are able to engage, achieve and be fulfilled. The successful candidate will be a Designated Lead to support Designated Leads within SLT in continuing to safeguard the most hard to reach and vulnerable students. This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced practitioner or new graduate who is enthusiastic, committed and has a desire to work with some of the most vulnerable and complex children. With a background in managing challenging behaviour alongside evidence of securing successful academic outcomes are essential for this role. You must also have high aspirations and a relentless approach towards excellence are the key skills required for this role.The SchoolThis purpose of this secondary APU is to provide additional support to those who's needs are not best met in mainstream school. The school supports those who are at risk of permanent exclusion and work with supporting agencies to ensure that they can deliver the best education, interventions and opportunities for their pupils. Why Choose Horizon?• We are a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy• We have been established for 10 years• Uplift in pay• Many of our team are former teachers so we have an excellent understanding• We are passionate about enhancing children's education! If you are interested in finding out some more information about this role or any of our other roles at Horizon Teachers, please get in touch with Tom on the SEND teamHorizon 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. Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEND Teaching Assistant

£70 - £90 per day
A Special School in South East London are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to join them for the beginning of the Summer Term, this position will be part time, long term until the end of the academic year.• Part Time - 3 days per week• Long Term • Start Date: 23rd April 2019• Teaching Assistant throughout Key Stage 1 and 2• Supporting children with ASD and PMLD• Daily pay rate: £70-90This School caters for children between the ages of three and eleven, a significant number of pupils have a diagnosis of autism (ASD), there is also pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). The school offers a personalised and adapted curriculum that is designed to meet the very individual requirements of their pupils. The school have excellent and up to date facilities that allow the children to succeed in a safe and secure environment, there is a fun and motivating atmosphere therefore it is important for the TA to have a positive and enthusiastic attitude.There is a large and supportive faculty, all Teachers and Support Staff are passionate and devoted to the education of the pupils, the current teaching team have specialist training, expertise, knowledge and skills in the field of Special Educational Needs, the school are looking for someone similar to join them!The successful TA must have/be:• Experience working as a Teaching Assistant and/or have a Teaching Assistant qualification• Experience working with/supporting ASD, SLD and PMLD • Happy to commit until the end of the academic year (July 2019)• Be passionate and enthusiastic about working with childrenDo you know someone who would be interested in this position? Recommend a friend who's looking for a new role and we'll thank you with £100 worth of vouchers for Support Staff and £200 for every Teacher!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. Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.