Teaching Assistant - Gainsborough

Lincolnshire, DN21 Ruth Jarman
Temporary/Full Time £400.00 - £450.00

Posted 1 month ago

Job Role: Teaching Assistant

Location: Gainsborough

Salary: From £400 per week

Hours: Full-time or Part-Time

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable students? Have you considered a role in an alternative provision or an SEN school? If so, Simply Education would love to talk to you about SEMH and SEN opportunities across the Lincolnshire area.

Simply Education is seeking a dynamic and resilient Teaching Assistant to join work collaboratively in alternative provisions and SEN Schools. The successful candidate will support vulnerable students with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs or students who have special educational needs (SEN), fostering a positive learning environment and promoting academic success. This role requires adaptability, empathy, and a strong understanding of behaviour management strategies. Some of our students have additional attachment and trauma response so the successful teaching assistant must be prepared to invest the time and patience in our students to promote the best outcomes.

Simply Education are looking for teaching assistants that have an open mindset and understand the important of using initiative in the role. Each day is different, so you must be adaptable and receptive of an ever-changing environment. Our school strives to provide students with engaging and creative curriculum that considers students individual needs. An element of enthusiasm and a good sense of humour would be required.

Due to the schools striving for consistency, the successful teaching assistant must be able to commit to a full-time position on a long-term basis. No prior experience is necessary however willingness to complete our free CPD training is essential to ensure you are equipped with the right skill set to be successful in the role.

Key responsibilities.

Building Positive Relationships: Establishing trusting and positive relationships with students is essential. Teaching assistants should create a supportive and nurturing environment where students feel safe to express themselves and seek help when needed.

Assisting with Classroom Activities: Teaching assistants support the delivery of lessons by assisting students during class activities, providing one-on-one instruction, and adapting teaching materials to meet individual needs.

Implementing Behaviour Management Strategies: Teaching assistants often assist in implementing behaviour management strategies outlined in students' behaviour support plans. This may involve using techniques such as positive reinforcement, de-escalation strategies, and conflict resolution skills.

Providing Emotional Support: Students with SEMH needs may require additional emotional support. Teaching assistants should be empathetic listeners and provide encouragement and reassurance to help students cope with challenges and build resilience.

Supporting Inclusion: Teaching assistants help promote inclusion by facilitating the participation of students with SEMH needs in various classroom and school activities. They may collaborate with teachers to modify activities and assignments to ensure accessibility for all students.

Advantages of working in an SEMH environment:

Shorter working hours which will help you to establish a better work life balance.

Smaller class sizes where you can really get to know your students.

Satisfaction in supporting and seeing students reach their full potential.

The key benefits of working with Simply Education:

Your own dedicated SEND consultant with around the clock access via phone.

Access to our Educational Development Managers who provide free CPD training.

Email and SMS confirmation of bookings.

£75 refer-a-friend scheme.

If you like the sound of this or would like some more information, then don’t hesitate in contacting us! Please click apply and send us a copy of your CV or if you would like an informal chat about the job role, please contact Ruth.j@simplyeducation.co.uk or alternatively on 01522 370172 at our Lincoln office.

*As part of the recruitment process, all candidates are required to have 2 years referencing, provide a 10-year history of education/work and have an enhanced DBS check completed. All offers are subject to satisfactory background checks. *


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