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SEN Teaching Assistant and Flexible support role

9.00 to 11.53
The Rowan Organisation


Job Reference : NI/BB/SCC3 Created : 10/20

Job Title : Part time SEN TA & flexible support role

Hours : 18 – 20 hour posts

Rates of Pay : (9 -11.53 ph)

Work Area / Location : (Tamworth)

Closing date :

**( Part Time SEN TA's & Flexible support role – Tamworth ) **

Responsible to : (Teacher)

Main Tasks

Part time role of 18-20 hours per week over 52-week curriculum (possibility of flexibility for the right candidate). Also a flexible role re short breaks hours up to 300 hours per year

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a TA with experience of working with Autistic children to join a multidisciplinary team, comprising a SLT, OT, EP, Teacher and parents.

We are looking for fun, creative people able to support and deliver a differentiated, child-led and child-centred programme based around play to a 7-year old young person. Run from a home base, the curriculum will be delivered in real life settings across the community with the young person taking on a role as partner within this programme.

The programme will be built within the **SCERTS** model framework, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach designed to support a child's development alongside caregivers and familiar partners, in everyday routines in a variety of social situations, not primarily through work with a child in isolation. This will provide the framework for other programmes of support, including **Intensive Interaction** and the **Hanen “More than words** ” programme.

Reporting to the teacher, you will play a crucial role in supporting and delivering a programme that incorporates **Sensory Integration** and **Sensory Motor Activities** , with **Speech Language and Communication** embedded within all activities.

This will be a waking day curriculum that will include supporting a young person with their learning support needs across all aspects of their waking day and personal care.

**Person Specification : ** The ideal candidate will:

Be patient, kind,caring and passionate about supporting young children with SEND and will bring energy and positivity to the team.

Be experienced in working with and supporting young people who find it difficult to use spoken words and or are described as non-verbal, who may communicate through behaviour that some may find challenging , have complex support need, have sensory processing and motor disorders

Understand that all behaviour is communication.

Be able to work collaboratively as part of multidisciplinary team.

Support the teacher with development of the necessary resources to deliver the programme.

Live and believe in equality and equity for all

Will engage alongside our young person in all activities and educational settings. This will include such things as swimming. Hiking/walking, cooking lunch, music/singing/dancing, sensory art and craft, going to the park and using all the equipment together. It is a very active and very creative programme.

Will engage in ongoing CPD and training

Can and will drive as the programme will be out in community-based settings

Be involved in appropriate ad hoc duties as and when required.

Have a good sense of humour and a sense of fun

Experience of working within an Early Years setting (or equivalent) may be advantageous due to the nature of child-led play and the complex profile of our young partner.

What this role offers

The opportunity to be part of a team developing a unique, person-centred programme for a young person.

Comprehensive training and ongoing support from a therapeutic multi-disciplinary team with working hours allocated to ongoing learning and development.Flexibility of working whilst maintaining continuity and support.

You will be able to be part of a programme that can make a genuine difference to a young person to allow him to develop his own voice, become his own advocate and lead an independent and autonomous life

*Special Conditions*

Pease provide current CV including information on how you think and feel and can give examples of how you would be the right person for this team, notice required.

*A Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and two satisfactory references and being able to drive are conditional for the post. This is a free and confidential process.*