Do you possess a deep-seated passion for transforming the educational experience of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Are you driven to offer unwavering support to young learners grappling with Autism, ADHD, and SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) challenges? An exciting opportunity awaits you to become a valuable member of a devoted team at a SEN School located in Haywards Heath, Surrey.
This SEN School is dedicated to crafting a nurturing and all-inclusive learning environment that caters to the distinctive requirements of each student. The School offers an innovative approach to education, which is meticulously tailored to the individual needs of students. The team of staff collaborate harmoniously to create an environment that fosters academic, social, and emotional growth.
This is a full-time, long term role with a view to going permanent. The hours will be from 8.30am-3.30pm.
In the role of a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a pivotal part in providing support to Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) students dealing with Autism, ADHD, and SEMH challenges. Your role will entail close cooperation with teaching staff as you offer one-on-one or small group assistance, facilitating students in reaching their fullest potential. Your primary responsibilities include:
- Offering classroom-based assistance to students in their academic endeavours and activities.
- Providing emotional and behavioural support to assist students in managing their emotions and social interactions.
- Encouraging positive social interactions and inclusive play among students.
- Actively collaborating with the school's multidisciplinary team, including teachers, speech therapists, and occupational therapists, to ensure a comprehensive approach to education.
- Playing your part in maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment.
To excel in this role, you should demonstrate:
- An authentic dedication to working with children facing Autism, ADHD, and SEMH challenges.
- Previous experience in a school or a similar setting, supporting children with SEN.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- The attributes of patience, empathy, and the capacity to forge positive connections with students.
- A resolute commitment to advancing inclusivity and equal opportunities.
- Pertinent qualifications and SEN training, such as a Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant certification.
We present an enticing salary package alongside a supportive work environment. You will have the opportunity to instigate meaningful change in the lives of children with SEN, alongside a team of dedicated and fervent educators and professionals.
If you feel that you have the experience and passion to excel in this role, please get in touch and apply today!