sen teaching assistant in dagenham

11 February 2019
rob davies, randstad education
job type
£ 65 - £ 72 per day
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dagenham, east of england
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 65 - £ 72 per day
Non Teaching
reference number
rob davies, randstad education
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job description

Are you a teaching assistant that has experience working with children aged 4-12 that have special educational needs? Do you feel confident about working with children with SEN and making their educational experience more comfortable and enjoyable? Then we have the job for you!

One of our partnership schools in Barking and Dagenham are looking for a teaching assistant that is confident in working with children that have behavioural and emotional difficulties.

The school strives to ensure that every child succeeds to the best of their ability. They provide all of their children with a broad and balanced education, which fosters a love of learning for life. They encourage children to nurture their gifts and talents through a stimulating curriculum and a range of enrichment activities. They have a dynamic team of staff who model exemplary practice across all areas of the school. Their children are provided with outstanding role models. They take pride in educating and nurturing each child, enabling them to achieve high standards of academic attainment whilst also enabling them to become capable, caring and confident human beings.

Job Responsibilities:

* Providing high quality childcare
* Safeguarding children
* Having a positive and creative approach to behaviour and building the child's confidence
* Keeping the child focused and engaged in their learning using different tools and methods
* Building a strong relationship with the class teacher that allows you to communicate effectively with each other and the children
* To support children across all areas of learning with a variety of needs while also allowing them independence
* Liaising with the relevant class teachers and SENCO when required

Some benefits of the role:

* The opportunity to build upon previous skills and experience gained
* Real progression for you to cement yourself a long term position within the school
* Free parking
* Onsite canteen serving hot food
* ReferaFriend scheme where you could have a chance of earning 300
* Career development opportunities
* The chance to build relationships with supportive and outgoing colleagues
* The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young children within the primary sector

Preferred Skills:

* Previous experience working with SEN children
* Understanding of Safeguarding
* Understanding of OFSTED rates and requirements
* Knowledge of the EYFS curriculum
* Have a DBS on the update service or be willing to complete a new DBS application
* A basic understanding of Speech & Language and/or Intervention

Personal Attributes:

* Be passionate about working with children that have SEN and be determined to make sure that their learning experience is as comfortable and positive as possible
* Eager to learn and face new challenges everyday
* Able to communicate effectively with colleagues and parents
* To be pro-active, understanding, empathetic and patient
* To be punctual

We are actively interviewing candidates on behalf of the school and expecting a high volume of applicants. If you are interested in this position, please do apply without delay. Should you be shortlisted, following a telephone interview, we will invite you to meet with us and complete a registration process before arranging an interview with the school.

Should you wish to apply or would like more information, please contact Rob Davies on 02085300393. Alternatively, you can email me at


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