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SEN Tutor

Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate SEN Tutor to join our team. The successful candidate will provide personalised support and instruction to students with special educational needs (SEN). This role involves creating tailored lesson plans, employing various teaching methods, and working closely with other educational professionals to ensure each student reaches their full potential.

Must Have:

1. Relevant Degree or Teaching Qualification:
- A degree in Education, Special Education, or a related field.
- Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent is highly desirable.

2. Experience Working with SEN:
- Demonstrated experience in supporting students with special educational needs, including those with ASD, ADHD, SPLD, and other learning difficulties.

3. Safeguarding Certificate:
- Completion of safeguarding training to ensure the welfare and protection of students.

4. DBS on the Update Service:
- A current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check registered on the update service.

5. Specialised Training or Certifications:
- Additional certifications such as SENCo qualification, Makaton, TEACCH, PECS, or any other relevant SEN training courses.

6. Knowledge of SEN Legislation and Best Practices:
- Familiarity with the latest SEN legislation, policies, and best practices in education.

7. First Aid Certification:
- A current First Aid certificate may be required, especially when working with vulnerable students.

8. Professional Development:
- Continuous professional development courses related to SEN, behaviour management, and inclusive teaching strategies.

These qualifications ensure that a SEN tutor is well-prepared to meet the diverse needs of students with special educational needs and can provide a supportive and effective learning environment.

- Develop and implement individualised education plans (IEPs) for students with SEN
- Deliver one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions tailored to the needs of each student
- Use a variety of teaching methods and resources to engage and support students with diverse learning needs
- Monitor and assess student progress, providing regular feedback to students, parents, and other professionals
- Collaborate with teachers, SEN coordinators, and other staff to ensure a cohesive approach to student support
- Maintain accurate records of student progress and attendance
- Create a supportive and inclusive learning environment
- Address behavioural issues with patience and positive reinforcement
- Stay informed about the latest developments in SEN education and participate in ongoing professional development

Personal Attributes:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude
- Strong organisational and time-management abilities
- Adaptability and creativity in teaching approaches
- Commitment to professional development and continuous improvement

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with special educational needs and have the required qualifications and experience, we would love to hear from you.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

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