SEN Teaching Assistant in Darwen, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • Darwen
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

The Aurora Group

Location: Darwen, Lancashire

Salary: £11.00 – £12.00 per hour (£19,654.80 – £21,441.60 actual salary) depending on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term Time Only

The Aurora Group

The Aurora Woodlands School is an ‘Good’ rated innovative provider of education and care, supporting young boys aged 10 – 19 with complex needs typically related to Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and other conditions.

We’re currently looking for an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant – Level 1-2 to join us at our beautiful woodlands surrounded school in Darwen.

The Role

As our new Teaching Assistant, your role is to support our children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

You will be expected to establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.

You will support the class teacher and contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.

Key duties:  

  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities.  

  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil attainment and progress. 

  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting pupils’ progress according to the school’s policies in order to monitor and foster pupils’ progress in all areas of learning. 

  • Support positive behaviour and concentration levels of the children and adapt own behaviour and responses to any change or escalations in behaviour of the children. 

  • Promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and British values within the PSHE policy across the whole school. 

  • Promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being through a whole Day Curriculum. 

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting  

  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own absolutely necessary, as you will be required to carpool students to and from school, on a rota basis.

  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent is desirable   

  • GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential. 

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures. 

  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD 

  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual 

  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs 

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box

  • Free parking

Please see the following link to take a tour of our school – Woodlands Virtual Tour

For more information on this position please contact 07920 223 415 / [email protected]

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

#Reed FTE: £22,880 – £24,960

Job ID: 2023-3900

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Address Line 1: The Woodlands

Post End Date: 30/06/2023

Work from home: No

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