Teaching Assistant – Level 2
justteachers
Lancashire, GB
1d ago

Do you have experience working with SEND children?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a specialist school?

Justteachers are looking for an enthusiastic teaching assistant to join a dedicated team of staff at an all age school for pupils with complex needs including those with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and those with multi-

sensory impairments. The successful candidate will work with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils and will be expected to work anywhere throughout the age and needs range of the school supporting learning and assisting in the general care and welfare of pupils.

The role is 27hours a week term time only.

  • Work with individuals or groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher
  • Assist with planned learning activities / teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, and resolving related problems as appropriate
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher for the session, day or week and providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour
  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress / activities
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher
  • Work with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist / care professional
  • Share information about pupils with other professionals, as appropriate
  • Support pupils to understand instructions support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils
  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and feeding, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
  • Physically assist pupils in activities (may involve hoisting / lifting, where mobility is an issue)
  • Requires the regular manoeuvring of pupils with severe physical disabilities.
  • Prepare and clear up the learning environment and resources and contribute to maintaining a safe learning environment, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils’ work.
  • Responsible for the careful and safe use of specialist equipment e.g. standing frames, sensory equipment
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to safeguarding procedures
  • Working with individuals, small groups and / or whole classes of pupils where work is regularly interrupted, which requires switching from one activity to another.
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