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SEN Teaching Assistant – 12 Month FTC

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Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Bristol
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

Location:Pilning, South Gloucestershire, BS35 4JN

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term Time Only

Hourly Rate: £11.72 – £12.78 ph

Annual Salary:£20,941.30 – £22,835.30 actual salary – dependant on experience and qualifications

Contract: FTC until August 2024

Aurora Hedgeway is a dynamic and inspiring provision for children and young people aged 7-19 with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Autism and related social and communication needs.

We offer every student the chance to explore and fulfil their own unique potential. With provision running from Key Stage 2 all the way through to post-16, we are set up to support children and young people at every stage of their academic journey.

The main purpose of the role:

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the 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.

Key Duties:

  • 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.
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • To 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.
  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team
  • Under the guidance of a more senior TA or a teacher, ensure all documentation is completed correctly for records of incidents, health, behaviour etc. as necessary

For the full job description, please contact Adele from the recruitment team

Skills and Qualifications

  • 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
  • Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual
  • Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs
  • L3 award in supporting teaching and learning in schools or equivalent (desirable)
  • Previous experience (at least one year) of working as a L2 qualified or equivalent TA (desirable)

Benefits and Additional Information

What’s on offer?

Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Full training and continued support
  • Opportunity to gain qualifications, which will be funded by us!
  • Free lunch during your working day
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Life assurance and pension
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme?
  • Free parking?
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

Apply/Enquiries

If you are interested in this role then please apply on-line and complete our application form. For more information on this position please contact /?

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</stron

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