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Special Needs Teaching Assistant in Halifax

Job Details

  • Reference Number: SPECI18048
  • Region: East Riding of Yorkshire, Beverley
  • Salary: 50 - 70 per Day
  • Position: Teaching Assistant
  • Open: 13-11-2015
  • Close: N/A

Job Description

As special educational needs (SEN) support you will be specifically employed to work with children who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of education, in order to complete their learning successfully. For example, you may work with individuals who are physically disabled, sensory impaired (i.e. deaf/blind), have speech and language difficulties such as dyslexia, have a mental disability such as autism, are emotionally vulnerable, have behavioural difficulties or have a combination of these disabilities. However, an SEN teacher may also work with gifted and talented individuals. A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Typical work activities The work of an SEN support is often challenging and varied and may involve: * teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within or outside the class; * using special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning; * using specialist skills, such as teaching Braille to pupils with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments; * collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum; * assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual pupils' special needs; * organising learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events; * behaviour management. You must have SEN experience and have references and a valid DBS. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate who must be flexible, willing to travel, and be a confident practitioner.