Teaching Assistant - Complex needs and SENDUp to £95 per dayLong term.Do you have passion to work with children and desire to explore work supporting children with learning difficulties and complex needs? Are you creative, patient, adaptable, resilient, proactive and engaging?If this sounds like you, read on to find out more. You do not need to have experience to work within a SEND environment, what is more important is a passion for supporting vulnerable children regardless of their needs as well as being enthusiastic and proactive in your approach. Horizon Teachers can provide work for you on a short and long term basis across a range of SEN schools which is suitable for anyone looking for a level of flexibility.We work with a range of schools across the West of London, who are dedicated in supporting children with moderate and severe complex needs. These needs can be anything from those with co-existing conditions (e.g. autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) challenging behaviours to other significant difficulties such as physical disabilities, communication issues, sensory impairment or a severe medical condition. Children with complex needs can have a physical impairment along with their learning disability and this can mean that they need additional support in multiple areas. To be successful in this role, you must be engaging, proactive, warm and passionate about working with children. It's all about taking a proactive approach and really want to spend time with the students who attend these settings. BenefitsOn the job supportTo learn new skills and ways of supporting children with a range of complex needs.Training and development opportunitiesWork alongside therapists/councillors.Working with a like-minded team, who have the well-being of the children at the forefront of their minds at all time. Spend time with a fantastic group of children who will thrive from you working with them and getting to know them.Requirements:• Passionate about working with children.• SEN experience including ASD and Complex Needs is useful.• Be willing to learn and develop knowledge and skills• Excellent communication skills • Be positive and enjoy a challenge.Strong behaviour management skills, resilience and enthusiasm. Proactive approach and not shy away from any tasks.Great team work skills.• DBS (we can help you with this)Children with these types of difficulties will absolutely thrive if they are given the right kind of learning stimulation, and following their individual plan is essential to do this. Children with complex needs may exhibit physical or verbal behaviours, may need to repeatedly learn new tasks, require assistance with their physical needs, adapt learning tasks to match their levels, and may have communication difficulties. These children are inspirational and despite their own struggles are positive, joyful, creative, bright and engaging. The staff who need to support them must display the same attributes. This is such a rewarding role, and you will get so much out of supporting children with these kind of difficulties. They will give so much back. This really is a special job. We are looking to hear from you or anyone you know, if you are an experienced practitioner, looking to transition from a mainstream setting to an SEND setting, seeking a change of career, would like to gain SEND experience or thinking of a career in teaching, nonetheless, this is a great way of building on your skills and experience in a variety of settings in addition to mainstream schools.To apply; send your CV or call and ask to speak with Jess on the SEND team on 0207 444 0009.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.