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Special Needs Assistant

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up to £85 per day

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Special Needs Assistant

Special Needs Assistant

HRGO Education are recruiting for Special Needs Assistants (Also known as SEN Teaching Assistant) for our client schools across the county of Suffolk.

We are currently working on the behalf mainstream primary & secondary schools and specialist SEN provisions in the following locations & surrounding locations.

Your role will be to provide support to students with a range of special education needs, this might be a range of needs including social and personal issues or in an area such as Autism, Asperger's syndrome, Global development delay or downs syndrome.

Some children may have other more emotional needs such as Challenging behaviour, social interaction, Mental health issues & Bullying.

As a learning support Assistant, you'll typically need to:

  • Follow instructions from Teachers to support effectively in the classroom
  • Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity, and inclusion policies
  • Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case-by-case basis to engage students effectively. Some children might need support with personal care.
  • Help children with learning and development

Pay & Working Hours

Seasonal or relief teaching assistants are typically paid between £9.50 and £11.50 per hour. Income figures are intended as a guide only.

Full-time Teaching Assistants usually work between 32 & 35 hours per week. Starting the school day at 8.30am and finishing at 3.30pm with a 30-minute lunch break. There are also part-time, casual and job share options available.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position, but it may become permanent later upon school discretion.

HRGO Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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