Teaching Assistant in Primary Pupil Referral Unit job in Northampton

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Job Title: Teaching Assistant in Primary Pupil Referral Unit
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton
Salary: £57 – £70/day
Company: CV-Library
Category: Education

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Do you have experience supporting children with challenging behaviour? Do you want to make a positive difference to a child’s well-being and development? 

An established pupil referral unit school based in Northampton are looking for a behaviour mentor/LSA starting immediately to work with pupils with SEMH, challenging behaviour, ADHD, autism and other additional needs. A lot of these students have a challenging background and are in need of some significant support to help grow their self esteem and confidence.

The position is:

Full time – working from 8.30am to 4pm
Long term – starting immediately on an ongoing basis
To support pupils of Primary age groups with challenging behaviour
Your work as a special needs teaching assistant would depend on the age of the children and their individual needs, but would typically involve:

Supporting schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher
Preparing learning resources
Encouraging children's confidence, self esteem and independence
Helping children understand instructions, through repetition, re-phrasing or demonstrating
Putting into practice individual education, social, behavioural and personal care programmes
Encouraging children to communicate with one another and with staff
Providing feedback and assistance to teachers
Supporting children in social activities and on outings
Assisting children during therapy sessions
Recognising signs of distress in children and offering reassurance
Attending to pupils' physical needs
Completing records
Key skills and experience needed:

Experience working in specialist schools such as SEN schools or Pupil Referral Units
Previous support work within a school or other child related experience
Strong behaviour management and confident with challenging behaviour
SEN experience is essential
One to one and small group work
Professional manner
Enthusiastic and friendly, yet firm approach
This SEN school prides itself on creating a nurturing and stimulating environment. They are looking for someone to be committed and enthusiastic in order to establish positive relationships with students and offer support to regulate their feelings. It is incredibly key to maintain high expectations of students to access their learning and ensure all tasks are completed to a high standard.

Teaching Personnel are the UK’s leading Education Recruitment Agency and we are recruiting for similar vacancies across Northamptonshire.

In order to register with Teaching Personnel, candidates are required to have Child Workforce DBS registered on the update service. All candidates are required to complete a Safeguarding course through Teaching Personnel, or provide a relevant safeguarding certificate during your registration process. All offers are conditional upon satisfactory vetting checks and references.

If you are interested in this role or would like any further information, please contact Harry at Teaching Personnel on (phone number removed) or press the apply button today!

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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