Teaching Assistant

  • SectorSEND
  • LocationBarnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Contract TypeFull-time, Permanent
  • Salary£63.47 / daily
  • Date Posted28 September 2021
  • ReferenceSENDTABARNS2809

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Special Needs Teaching Assistant within a special school in Barnsley this term.


We require a full-time Teaching Assistant to commence as soon as possible.


We are seeking an individual looking for a career in education or in a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment, working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


This post will suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs.


Teaching Assistants work under the guidance of senior staff within an agreed system of supervision, working flexibly across the school in response to the needs of pupils. As part of a specialist team, Teaching Assistants play an important role in helping to create a stimulating, safe and structured environment for pupils with complex needs.


The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Establishing positive, productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and promoting restorative practice
  • Supporting pupils with consistent, unconditional positive regard, identifying and responding to their individual needs
  • Delivering interventions according to the needs of pupils and small pupil groups
  • Developing an understanding of the reasons behind different behaviours
  • Using specialist SEN and behaviour strategies, including Team Teach, to support self-regulation and de-escalation in accordance with school policies to effectively support pupils at times of crisis


Successful applicants must have a DBS registered with the Update Service (or undertake a new application), and a minimum of Safeguarding Children at Level 1.

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