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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Location: Milton Keynes

Contract: Full time only

Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 3:25 PM, Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

Dunbar Education is currently seeking a dedicated SEN Teaching Assistant to join a vibrant school community in Milton Keynes. The school caters to children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Social Communication difficulties, ranging from 4 to 19 years old. It's important to note that most students are non-verbal, so any experience with non-verbal learning would be highly beneficial.

Essential Qualities:

  • Proactive attitude towards supporting students with SEN.
  • Passionate about making a difference in the lives of SEN children.
  • Ability to listen attentively and follow initiative.
  • Flexibility and resilience when working with diverse SEN needs on a daily basis.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience working in SEN settings.
  • Previous experience in care roles.
  • Experience with non-verbal learning methods.
  • Possession of a DBS on the update service, or willingness to obtain one.

Job Description:

As a SEN Teaching Assistant, your primary responsibility will be to support the learning and development of students with SEN within the classroom and other educational settings. Your duties may include:

  • Providing one-to-one or small group support to students with SEN, both academically and socially.
  • Assisting the class teacher in implementing individual education plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies.
  • Creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued and respected.
  • Encouraging independence and fostering positive relationships with students, promoting their self-esteem and confidence.
  • Collaborating with other professionals, such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and educational psychologists, to support students' individual needs.
  • Assisting with personal care and hygiene tasks, if required.
  • Participating in training and professional development opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills in working with SEN students.

If you are enthusiastic about supporting children with SEN, possess the essential qualities listed above, and are eager to contribute positively to the learning and development of students in a SEN-focused environment, then we want to hear from you.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are suited for this role

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