SEND and Alternative Education Jobs

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52 Jobs

Hearing Impairment Support Worker

£70 - £100 per day
An East London Primary School are seeking a Hearing Impairment Support Worker for their Hearing Impaired Unit to start immediately. This role is full time and long term.The School are looking to appoint an experienced Communication Support Worker with or working towards BSL (British Sign Language) level 3 and able to work primarily with students using BSL in order to access a Primary Curriculum.The Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are expanding to meet the communication needs of deaf pupils not only in the borough, but in the Resource Provision at the school too. You will be working as a member of the well-established Deaf Resource Base which cater for twelve deaf children, some of whom have additional needs. The provision is committed to an inclusive approach to education based on individual needs and is an integral part of the social community. The current team includes two teachers of the deaf (one unqualified), an educational interpreter (BSL Level 6) and a part-time deaf instructor.In order to be successful, you will need:• BSL Qualification Level 1 minimum• A minimum qualification of grade C in English and Maths at GCSE level• A valid DBS certificate (we can support with your application)• Previous experience of supporting pupils with Special Education NeedsIn return, you can expect:• A very supportive team and environment• On the job support• To work on a 1:1 capacity with pupils• Training and development opportunities• To work alongside therapists/councillorsThis is a great opportunity for you to develop as a Communication Support Worker, adding to your CV and bringing your skills to an environment where you can focus on one to one support.To apply; send your CV or call and ask to speak with the SEND Team. The school are trialling candidates now so please do not hesitate to get in touch for an immediate interview.SEN/SUPHorizon 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.

Specialist Teacher

£140 - £225 per day
Specialist Teacher·Special Educational Needs and Complex Needs.·Long term·£140 - £225 per day. ·Start date - ASAPDo you have experience teaching Children with Special education needs and disabilities?Are you passionate about teaching children in a Special Education Needs environment? Are you motivated, resilient and have a real drive to help children thrive and build their self-esteem and confidence?Horizon Teachers have been successfully supporting Special Educational Needs schools, Secondary Schools, Provisions, Primary, Early years and Nursery Settings throughout London for the past 10 years. We are experts in our field, and have helped skilled Teachers and support staff find homes in these settings and we would love to find you one too. These roles can be on a long term, short term or even day to day basis, it's up to you! Our commitment has and always will be to the children that attend these education environments, and we want our staff to be able to give them the best quality education and experience they can, no matter what.I am looking for Passionate and dedicated Specialist Teachers to support in Complex needs settings in the South East London. Children with complex needs require support in every aspect of their lives not only in School. A number of special and tailored approaches are used to teach pupils at the schools and students benefit from working as a class group and a 1-1 basis. Their learning curriculum will be adapted and a huge majority of the children will be learning at lower levels. Complex 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, so pupils benefit from lots of positive interaction, play, strong behaviour management, and support to enhance their communication and independence skills. To be a Successful Teacher supporting students in these settings, you must have:·QTS·Drive·Patience·Creativity·Ability to adapt planning to suit the needs of the Children in your class.·Strong behaviour management skills.·Excellent Team work skills.·Knowledge of Special education needs and previous experience teaching children in similar settings would be desirable.·Excellent communication skills - you will need to liaise with multiple agencies, parents, staff and other key support people in their lives as well as the children themselves. ·Passion to see children thrive, grow and ultimately enjoy their education experience. ·Love for what you do. These children are joyful, funny, creative, strong, wonderful individuals and they need people on their team who will celebrate this. In return you will get:·The opportunity to work with a fantastic group of children, who want to spend time with you, learn, and make their school experience a happy one. ·Smaller class sizes. ·On the job support from a skilled and dedicated leadership and staff team.·To learn new skills.·Relevant training and development opportunities.·Work alongside therapists/councillors and health professionals. SEN/TEAHorizon 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.

Support Worker

£65 - £100 per day
A special school based in Ealing for children aged 4 -16 with complex social, communication and interaction difficulties are seeking a Support Worker to join them as soon as possible. The school is situated in a brand new multi-million pound building designed and built with the needs of the young people with complex needs very much in mind. The highly skilled and experienced staff team provides a very high standard of education and care to cater for each individual.As staff member of the school you can expect:• A wide range of therapists who provide support for pupils and expert guidance for staff including speech and language, occupational, art, music, play therapy and psychotherapeutic counselling• Expert advice to the school, staff and parents providing expert advice on a range of issues such as behaviour and learning• A very supportive Headteacher and Senior Leadership TeamThere is a welcoming, calm and purposeful atmosphere within the school where academic and personal achievement are celebrated in a variety of ways. Pupils have opportunities to develop positive, responsible and caring attitudes alongside personal, social and learning skills. Continuous professional development will be encouraged and supported and there is a very good induction package available for suitable Newly Qualified Teachers.Why Horizon Teachers?• We work with all respectable payroll companies• We uplift the salary of candidates registered with payroll companies• We pay the comparable salary as of week 12 if working within the same position for that periodSEN/SUPHorizon 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.

Support Worker

£70 - £95 per day
Are you a Support Worker looking for a new challenge?Have you got experience working with young people with Special Educational Needs?Horizon Teachers are currently recruiting for a Support Worker! We have a long term/permanent position working one-to-one with a pupil who has SEND in specialist educational setting. • Start Date: ASAP• Part Time • Teaching Assistant/Support Worker• Working with Key Stage 3 and 4 students who have SLD/PMLD• Working one-to-one, as well as supporting the whole class• Pay Rate: £70-95 a day • Location: Tower HamletsThe Special School are looking for a creative and committed Support Worker to join their team as a Teaching Assistant, as the position is working with Learning Difficulties (SLD and PMLD) it is important that you are comfortable with personal care. This SEN Teaching Assistant position is a highly rewarding role, perfect for an enthusiastic and positive person who has a passion for working in Special Educational Needs. This School/Job provides you with:• On the job support• Training and development opportunities • Working alongside therapists/councillors• Uplift in payTo apply for this role it is important that you have previous experience supporting children/adults who have Learning difficulties, it is also important that you are comfortable with Personal Care!Does this sound like an SEND Teaching Assistant opportunity you could be interested in?Do you love the idea of working in a school that can offer on the job support?APPLY TODAY!SEN/SUPHorizon 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.

Teaching Assistant

£70 - £90 per day
Are you a Support Worker looking for a new challenge?Have you got experience working with young people with Special Educational Needs?Horizon Teachers are currently recruiting for a Support Worker! We have a long term/permanent position working one-to-one with a pupil who has SEND in specialist educational setting. • Start Date: ASAP• Long Term (with the possibility of going permanent for the right person)• Teaching Assistant/Support Worker• Working with Key Stage 3 and 4 students who have SLD/PMLD• Working one-to-one, as well as supporting the whole class• Pay Rate: £70-90 a day • Location: Tower HamletsThe Special School are looking for a creative and committed Support Worker to join their team as a Teaching Assistant, as the position is working with Learning Difficulties (SLD and PMLD) it is important that you are comfortable with personal care. This SEN Teaching Assistant position is a highly rewarding role, perfect for an enthusiastic and positive person who has a passion for working in Special Educational Needs. This School/Job provides you with:• On the job support• Training and development opportunities • Working alongside therapists/councillors• Uplift in payTo apply for this role it is important that you have previous experience supporting children/adults who have Learning difficulties, it is also important that you are comfortable with Personal Care!Does this sound like an SEND Teaching Assistant opportunity you could be interested in?Do you love the idea of working in a school that can offer on the job support?APPLY TODAY!SEN/SUPHorizon 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.

ASD Teaching Assistant

£70 - £90 per day
This small and friendly school based in Inner North London are currently looking for an ASD specialised Teaching Assistant to join their team on a long term contract starting in January 2020.About the role:• The position is starting in January 2020 and will be continuing indefinitely.• Full Time, with the hours 8:30am to 4pm, in term time only.• Working throughout Key stage 1 and 2 classes, supporting academic learning, social skills and taking part in activities such as swimming, art therapy and communication sessions. • Supporting a range of needs and children that have different abilities.• The daily rate for this position will be dependent on the successful Teaching Assistant however will be between £70 and £90.The School This primary school offer education for 4 to 11 year old students with autism and additional learning difficulties, the school believe that every child should be provided with a safe and stimulating environment to ensure that all students feel supported and are able to reach their full potential. The school is close to transport links and has a modern building with state of the art facilities.The successful Teaching Assistant must be/have:• Passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs.• Have a good understanding and knowledge of Autism.• Preferably PECS and/or Makaton experience.• Kind, caring and proactive.• Experience working with children who have Autism.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!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.

SEN Teacher

£150 - £220 per day
• Full Time, with hours 8:30am to 4pm• Long Term • Start Date: 6th January 2020• Located in East LondonAre you looking for a new and challenging role?Do you want to work in a school where there is on the job and around the clock support?This Pupil Referral Unit provides education for students between the ages 7 and 11, they are a caring and co-operative community that is serious about its social responsibility. There is a higher average number of students classified as Special Education Needs and Disabled, so the school will need a teaching assistant who is passionate about working in a challenging environment and working with special educational needs.This is a Pupil Referral Unit that is proud of its supportive, welcoming approach and provides a motivating environment for students with different needs such as Autism, and those with emotional issues including mental health difficulties. The faculty and students follow the schools strong core values such as respect, integrity and belief, they are looking for someone who can share these values, and has a positive, enthusiastic approach to teaching. This is a great opportunity for mainstream teachers looking for a new challenge.The school based in Newham are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join their Key Stage 2 team from January 2020, this position will be on going.There are lots of benefits of working in a PRU, there are much smaller class sizes and the opportunity to work with pupils on a 1:1 capacity. In this particular school there is on the job, and around the clock support with regular opportunities for training and development, also the prospect of working alongside therapists and councillors.To apply for this position you must have:• Qualified Teacher Status• Experience working within Special Educational Needs• Primary and/or Secondary trained• Positive and EnthusiasticWhy Chose Horizon?• We are a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy• We have been established for 10 years• Uplifting pay• Many of our team are former teachers so we have an excellent understanding• We are passionate about Enhancing Children's Education!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.

Teaching Assistant

£70 - £95 per day
SEN Teaching Assistants Needed!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 support staff.We work with a wide range of special educational needs schools in South East London, and are therefore looking for enthusiastic and passionate Support Staff to join a range of successful and friendly schools and faculties. As a specialist consultancy we work with Pupil Referral Units, Complex Needs Schools and Provisions off of mainstream schools, the range of needs can be anything from physical disabilities to hearing impairments (HI), mild autism to sever learning difficulties (SLD).We offer a variety of roles such as day to day cover, allowing flexibility, we are able to work around your busy schedule which is great for students in university or actors in between jobs. We also fill short term and long term/permanent positions within these schools, whether you are looking for part time or full time work we can help!The benefits of Supporting in a SEN setting include:• Supporting students 1:1 or small groups• Small class sizes• A high ratio of staff to students• On the job support• 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, TeamTeachTo be successful in a SEN school or PRU you will need:• A dynamic and creative approach• 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 setHorizon 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.

Teaching Assistant

£70 - £95 per day
Do you have the patience, resilience and empathy to work with pupils one to one and in small groups?Are you passionate about working in SEND?Do you have experience working with children who have Autism?Then you should apply for this very rewarding opportunity!About The School A Secondary School based in the borough of Newham in East London are currently looking for a forward thinking Teaching Assistant to join their experienced and enthusiastic SEND team. The school are committed to providing the best opportunities for their learners and determined to improve their resilience, develop their confidence and reach their full potential. The school is easily assessable via public transport and is known for its true creative spirit and strong community feel, within and around the school setting.About The Position• SEND Teaching Assistant - ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition) Specialist • This role is full time, 5 days a week, with the hours 8:30am - 4pm • Start Date: 6th January 2020• It is a long term position and will continue until the end of the academic year as a minimum.• Working 1:1 with a key stage 3 child who has ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition)The school are specifically looking for someone with not only previous experience working with ASC but also a real passion for it! To apply for this role you need to have previous Makaton experience as well as a positive outlook, a proactive attitude and a will to learn and develop on your knowledge and skills. As a Teaching Assistant joining the school you can expect:• Small class sizes (no more than 10 to a class)• On the job support• Training and development opportunities• A friendly team and an approachable senior leadership • The opportunity to work alongside the SENDCo, therapists and counsellors 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 Teacher

£150 - £225 per day
• Full Time • Long Term/Permeant • Start Date: 7th January 2020• Salary : Inner London SEN Allowance (negotiable for the right candidate)• Borough: Hackney• Key Stage 2 - ASD/EBDAre you passionate about working with Special Educational Needs?Are you a forward thinking and devoted teacher?A Primary School in Ealing are currently looking for a Key Stage 2 Teacher to start in January 2020, the position is full time and continuing on until July 2020, the position will then go permanent for the right person. The position is based in the brand new ARP attached to the mainstream primary school, the provision caters for primary aged children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and Emotional Behavioural difficulties. The school is extremely supportive and has great training and development opportunities.Duties and Responsibilities • To deliver the Key stage 2 National Curriculum to a range of needs and abilities, the class has 12 children ranging from year 3 to 6.• Treat pupils with dignity, and provide a safe, positive and stimulating environment in which pupils feel encouraged to learn.• Plan, prepare and deliver engaging lessons, as well as using a wide variety of strategies to meet differing learning styles.• Manage the inclusion of the ARP children into mainstream lessons including providing verbal and written support plans for mainstream teachers and other support staff.• Work as a part of a team with both teaching and support staff, manage the ARP support staff and participate in their performance reviews as required.Too apply for this position you must have/be:• Qualified teacher status or recognised equivalent • Right to work in the UK • A minimum of two successful years teaching (preferably with children who have identified special educational needs)• Experience teaching/supporting children with autism • Experience using Makaton and/or PECS• Passionate about working with SEND!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.

ASC Teacher

£150 - £230 per day
Horizon Teachers are working with an All Through Special Needs School in the Slough who are seeking a Class Teacher to work with students with profound and multiple learning difficulties join them from as soon as possible.The school caters for pupils from ages of 2 to 19 with a range of educational needs including pupils with severe learning difficulties with profound and multiple needs. They have recently joined a trust who have a wealth of experience in Special Education Needs & Disabilities, through which the school is able to share the very best practice and ensure all their learners have access to a quality learning experience from Early Years through to age 25 and beyond.The role would involve working as a ASC teacher (Main Pay Scale Range 1-6 SEN Allowance) who has the drive, creativity and a passion for teaching and learning to join their dedicated and welcoming team. Experience of working with pupils with SEN is desirable but not essential. What is imperative is that you have high expectations, a sense of humour, a love of challenge and a determination to the lives of the fantastic children in the school. Induction programmes and training will be provided for the successful candidate. If you are interested in the role, please apply with your up to date CV Asap! SEN/TEAHorizon 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.