• SEN – Autism
  • SEN – EBD
  • SEN – MLD
  • SEN – PMLD
  • SEN – SLD
  • SEND
  • Tamworth

We are currently looking for a passionate teaching assistant for a special educational needs school located in Tamworth. This school caters for children from the age of five to sixteen with Autism (ASC) and social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Due to the needs of the students, the ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with individuals with SEND.

This is a part-time position starting after the Easter half term and will be continue on a long term basis into the new the academic year. The school are looking for a individual who can commit to 3 days a week, 8:30 to 15:30.

The team here work hard to maintain a supportive and inclusive ethos across all areas of the school and put the children at the heart of what they do. This school promotes, encourages, supports, and celebrates learning by ensuring that the curriculum is challenging, creative, age appropriate and relevant to the needs of the pupils.

You will be working alongside the class teacher supporting with the delivery of lessons and preparing resources. You will be required to support the students on a one-to-one basis as well as working with small groups, so you must have a flexible approach.

The role:

  • You have previous experience of working with individuals with special educational needs
  • You are confident with managing challenging behaviour and can de-escalate any challenge you do face with a calm, rational approach
  • You will be confident, enthusiastic and be able to identify and engage with different learning needs

If you are interested in this temporary position or want to find out more, email Steph Guy on steph@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years, teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

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