Reference Number: STUDE36451
Region: Kent, Sevenoaks
Salary: 9.15 - 10.06 per Hour
Position: Teaching Assistant
Student Support Assistants, Sevenoaks
Start Date: ASAP
Capita Education Recruitment has vacancies for Student Support Assistants within this outstanding special school located in the Sevenoaks area, Kent. The school caters for children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. Many students are wheelchair bound. In addition, many have a range of additional complex needs. This is a growing school set in fantastic grounds and has a range of facilities including swimming pool and gym. The school believes progress, development and achievement are at the heart of everything.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have the expertise to support children and young people in the classroom who have special educational needs.
The post will be to provide:
- Individualised support and behavioural interventions
- Support within the classroom but to also support with care of students within the residential home in the morning and early afternoon
- Moving and handling support to students as and when required and to provide personal care
- Support to the Class Teacher and care staff through working with children on both a one to one and group basis
- Communication via methods such as PECs and VOCA and other communication methods
To carry out this SEN Support Assistant role effectively, you will:
- Have experience of working within an environment or have previous experience within SEN whether this is within mainstream education or even outside of the education environment
- Be able to work as part of a team, liaising with a number of internal and external agencies including Therapists and other support workers
- Be able to work independently within the classroom
- Be able to offer training in moving and handling although this is offered at the school
The role is full Time (37 hours per week), Term Time Only, Monday to Friday. Hours are set shifts either 7am-2pm or 2pm-10pm.
In return for your hard work and caring qualities Capita Education Recruitment will reward you with:
- A competitive daily rate
- Cash back on your Capita DBS check
- Access to CPD via e-learning modules
- An opportunity to make a difference in the SEN sector
If you would be interested in hearing more about this SEN Teaching Assistant job in the Sevenoaks area, or other SEN Teaching Assistant opportunities in Kent then please contact our SEN specialist, Tara Lancaster.