Aspiring Special Needs Teacher - Psychology Graduate

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1312378338-2
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Academics Ltd
  • Location: Fetcham, Surrey
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Human Resources, Social care, Teaching and Education
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Are you passionate about demostrating the value of education to children with additional needs?

We are looking for a dedicated Learning Support Assistant to support children with special educational needs and associated challenging behaviours.

This specialist school based in Leatherhead are looking for a dedicated Special Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) to support children aged 4-17 with severe learning difficulties. This is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door and gain relevant experience through working closely with vulnerable children and specialist therapy teams to expand your knowledge and skillset before embarking on a teaching career. The Special Needs LSA role will give you essential experience within a challenging yet rewarding setting.

Career progression routes include Special Needs Teacher, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and various Child Psychology and Educational Psychology routes.

It is vital that you are sincere about your objectives and know why you want to work in this sector, providing the best possible outcomes for students who have complex learning needs.

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate about helping children to achieve their full potential
  • Able to build confidence and motivation
  • Able to build robust and effective relationships with students
  • Able to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
  • Caring, compassionate, and a good listener

Professional Skills & Requirements

  • Ability to prepare resources for teaching and learning activities
  • Ability to plan learning activities to suit student ability with support from a teacher
  • Personal and medical care including feeding and manual handling where necessary
  • Willing to work 1:1 and in small groups with students
  • Able to develop knowledge and experience to deliver appropriate support
  • Able to encourage the development of social skills and support students' individual needs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to provide behaviour and pastoral support
  • Attend staff meetings and complete appropriate CPD
  • Ensure safeguarding of students

Start date ASAP / September 2024
5 days a week (Mon-Fri)
80- 90 per day
No previous experience is required
Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided
You MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply - no Visa sponsorship

Apply now or contact Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence at Academics Ltd:
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Candidates registering with Academics Ltd will need to have or apply for an Enhanced DBS and/or overseas police check where appropriate.