Support Assistant. – Milk Education – Huddersfield

Milk Education

Milk Education are seeking to appoint dedicated and enthusiastic SEND Support Assistant to work with pupils who have SEND, complex learning and physical difficulties.

The SEND Support Assistant role will be based in a Secondary schools in Kirklees. Previous experience working with children or young people with learning difficulties or within the Health and Social Care sector would be beneficial, however, the most important attribute is the willingness to get involved and be proactive.

The successful candidate to be a SEND Support Assistant will be expected to undertake all activities as required during their time at the school and be able to work as part of a team as well as being able to use initiative.

If successful as a SEND Support Assistant, you will work under the guidance of teaching and senior staff to support access to learning and provide support. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the normal teaching area.

What you need to apply to be a SEND Support Assistant:

  • Previous experience working with children, or young adults, with ASD and complex needs (Voluntary welcome)
  • Confidence dealing with pupils with different abilities and SEND requirements
  • A good knowledge of the National Curriculum or be confident in supporting with particular subjects is desirable
  • Good interpersonal and communicational skills
  • Enhanced DBS on the update service (or willing to complete this)
  • Enthusiastic attitude towards inspiring children
  • We are looking for SEND Support Assistants who are:

  • Passionate about enabling the child to fulfil their potential
  • Able to contribute to, and work as part of a team
  • Creative in approach to children’s learning
  • Confident in implementing support techniques, such as PEC’s & Makaton
  • Enthusiastic towards inspiring children
  • Happy to carry out personal care
  • Dedicated and caring
  • Able to demonstrate high expectations which are communicated to the child
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and the ability to raise self-esteem
  • Compassionate and positive with a flexible approach when supporting the child
  • Extra 1:1 support may include

  • Medical Health Care Plans
  • Handwriting /fine motor/keyboard skills training
  • Group discussions and information given from our qualified school nurse
  • Familiarity with assistive technology (wheelchair)
  • Access to teaching assistant support
  • A willingness to support with personal care, although this may not be required
  • First Aid Training within the last two years is essential, although Epilepsy training would be beneficial
  • The Milk Difference:

    We are an environmentally friendly education supply agency providing quality talent to local schools. Milk Education brings a fresh approach with traditional values to the Education Recruitment Sector.

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Direct links to local schools
  • Free Lesson Plans
  • Training support sessions.
  • Video technology that will increase your chances of long-term placements.
  • Dedicated Consultants who will cater for your employment needs with 24/7 availability and support for interview and lesson observation preparation
  • Commitment to quality and safeguarding
  • Start your career and change lives by working in Special Education – apply now!

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