SEND Level 3 Teaching Assistant

St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School are looking for a talented and ambitious person to work in their innovative and successful alternative provision for children aged 4 to 11. The provision offers support for children with a range of complex needs including communication and interaction difficulties, and cognition and learning difficulties; some of the children have an Education Health Care Plan and are non-verbal. In most cases, the additional needs of the children are identified on admission to St Catherine’s. You will be expected to plan and deliver interventions, and support children academically and within their class. The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable children, and understand the strategies to support children with complex SEND. Your experience of working with SEND children could be in a mainstream primary school, a specialist setting, or an integrated resource.

The successful candidate will:

  •        Be able to work effectively within the team to ensure there are high quality and effective learning opportunities for all children;
  •        Be expected to work closely with their multi-disciplinary teams;
  •        Have previous experience of working within an inclusive team;
  •        Work closely within the school team and contribute to the school community;
  •        Have a passion for working with pupils with a variety of needs and for the inclusion agenda;
  •        Be able to undertake specialist support on a 1:1, small group and whole-class basis;
  •        Be a motivational communicator for children of all abilities ensuring learning is engaging and inclusive;
  •        Have a commitment to an integrated, therapeutic approach and ethos;
  •        Be very flexible and adapt quickly to change;
  •        Be an excellent practitioner with experience of working with children with special educational needs;
  •        Have successful recent experience as a teaching assistant in a primary school;
  •        Have the ability to build excellent relationships and work positively with children, colleagues, parents and the community;
  •        Have a proven track record of working successfully as part of a team to plan, prepare and support high quality and effective learning opportunities for all children;
  •        Have experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams;
  •        Have a passion for inclusion and for inspiring children to aim high and succeed;
  •        Be able to support the Catholic ethos of the school.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 24th April!

For more information on the role, and how to apply, click here to visit the Sheffield City Council website!