Social Communication Teaching Assistant

Trinity Road Primary School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC2210-180 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 (Point 5-6)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 08/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: From 9th July  

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Social Communication Teaching Assistant
We are seeking 3 dedicated individuals to join our team to support children not yet ready to access the mainstream classroom. In this exciting new role, you will be part of a team in supporting pupils' social communication needs to enhance their readiness to engage in learning activities. You will facilitate a bespoke curriculum that develops awareness, participation and social skills to enable children to access the mainstream classroom on an increasing basis.

Working hours: 8:30-3:30.

Initially an 12 month fixed-term contract, with an aim to permenancy.

- Assessing and identifying pupils who require additional support to enhance their learning readiness, social skills, awareness and participation.
- Implementing individualised support plans to address pupils' specific needs.
- Implementing differentiated strategies and accommodations.
- Working with external agencies and professionals to access specialised interventions or resources.
- Attending and implementing strategies and approaches linked to training. Our training offer expects to include training around the SCERTS model for social communication, outreach from a local specialist provision, training from an occupational therapist and speech and language therapists across one year.
- Developing positive relationships with pupils, providing mentorship and support as needed.
- Supporting the monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and making data-informed decisions.

Qualifications and Skills:
Knowledge of Trauma Informed approaches
- Proven experience working with pupils with social communication difficulties.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead and collaborate with staff, families, and external agencies.
- Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
- Empathy, adaptability, and a proactive approach to addressing barriers to access the mainstream curriculum.
- A passion for supporting children with additional needs.

We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment that values the well-being of both pupils and staff. As a Social Communication Teaching Assistant, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in pupils' lives, shaping their educational journeys and preparing them for future success.

If you are passionate about supporting children with reaching their potential and have the necessary qualifications and experience, we invite you to apply for this fulfilling role. Join our team and contribute to creating an inclusive learning environment where every pupil can thrive.

To apply, please submit your application, outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position. We are not currently accepting applications from agencies. Please apply directly via Essex Schools jobs.
Why not come and see us? We welcome tours to our school which will provide an opportunity for you to find out more and ask any questions you may have.

What we can offer you:

· Regular professional development, often alongside teachers and the senior team, including with our specialist speech and language therapists

· A friendly and supportive team

· Term time working - 13 weeks holiday a year

· Overtime available through running extra-curricular activities

· Opportunities to specialise and develop skills

· First Aid Training

· Trauma Perceptive Practice Training

· Specialist Speech & Language Training

· Specialist training around social communication difficulties and autism, speech and language and occupational therapy

· Free tea and coffee and a lovely staffroom

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references and online checks, including social media.

An Occupational Health check is part of our recruitment.

Online applications only. We will not consider CVs. Applications should be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date:8th July 2024

Shortlisting: Ongoing (We reserve the right to interview applicants early or close the advert early).

Interview dates: From 9th July onwards;successful candidates should be available for the whole day.

Start date is negotiable.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Miss Angelique Amoakoh
Trinity Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 6HS
Telephone: 01245 354517

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