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We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic team at a primary school located in Thamesmead, London. The successful candidate will play a vital role in providing support to children with Autism and behavioural challenges, helping them to achieve their full potential in a nurturing and inclusive environment.
Key Responsibilities:
-Work closely with teachers to support the learning and development of children with Autism and behavioural issues.
-Implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies.
-Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment.
-Provide one-on-one or small group support to students, adapting teaching methods to meet their specific needs.
-Assist with classroom activities, ensuring that all children are engaged and supported.
-Monitor and record students' progress, providing feedback to teachers and parents.
-Promote the social and emotional well-being of students.
-Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team including teachers, therapists, and external agencies.
-Experience working with children with Autism and behavioural challenges in an educational setting.
-Understanding of SEND best practices and behaviour management techniques.
-Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
-Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children with special needs.
-Relevant qualifications or training in Special Educational Needs (preferred but not essential).
-Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
Opogo Ltd is accredited by the REC and in accordance with KCSIE 2023 guidelines, any offers of employment are subject to our strict vetting, safeguarding and reference procedures.
Opogo is an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you require any accommodations during the application process, please let us know