KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant (Makaton Trained)

KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant (Makaton Trained)

Job Ref: SEN/BM3
Location Greenwich in Greater London
Primary Teaching Jobs Primary Teaching Jobs
Special Needs Special Needs
SEN Assistant Jobs SEN Assistant Jobs
Start date Start ASAP
Contract type Contract Permanent
Salary £16,000 - £22,000 per annum
Contract info Subject to experience

Job Description

Do you have a flexible, proactive approach to teaching and learning?

 Are you Makaton trained?

 *** Working Within a Specialist Team
*** Excellent Staff Training
*** Permanent Contract
*** Positively Impact Student Development

 A good candidate will need to provide outstanding support to students with autism and associated learning difficulties.

The children you will be working with will have severe (SLD), moderate (MLD), profound and multiple (PMLD) learning difficulties. Many students have physical difficulties as well including sensory and cognitive processing needs such as Asperger’s and Dyspraxia and complex health requirements which make it hard for them to progress in a mainstream school.

You will be finding the best way of communicating with each pupil individually concerning their social, behavioural and emotional needs and furthering their development in their physical and communication skills. It is very likely communication will include vocalisation, facial expression, gesture and body language. Students are further supported with their speech, language and communication difficulties by using high tech aids such as eye gaze.  Staff are trained in a wide range of communication strategies to support students such as Intensive Interaction, visual support and objects of reference.

 The school aims to ensure that the most effective approach is applied regarding the teaching of vulnerable young people with special needs and play a proactive role in meeting the various special educational needs of all pupils. Classes implement several sensory play-based experiences including construction, messy play, water play as well as more high-tech experiences visits to the sensory room, exploring ICT using switches, touch screen technology and eye gaze computers.

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