Teaching Assistant – SEN in Effingham, United Kingdom

The Aurora Group

Teaching Assistant – SEN

Location: Effingham, Surrey

Salary: £11.55 – £12.35 per hour (£20,637.54 – £22,513.68 actual salary dependant on qualifications) Plus £1000 Welcome bonus *

Hours: 40 hours per week, Term time only

Aurora Poppyfield School

Part of the Aurora Group, Aurora Poppyfield School in Effingham, Surrey opened in February 2022, they provide day placements for students aged 11-16 years old with Autism and associated behavioural and communication difficulties. Our children may also present with challenging behaviours because of their difficulties.

We are looking for experienced SEN Teaching Assistants to join our expanding team, to be a part of this exciting new experience.

To see more about the work that Poppyfield does please follow this link – https://youtu.be/crpoGrYVnDU If you are viewing this advert on Reed please visit our website directly.

The Role / Key duties:

As our new Teaching Assistant, your role is to support our children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. Where necessary this will include safely supporting challenging behaviour with positive behaviour management, adopting a tailored approach to the individual child and contributing to risk assessments and behaviour support strategies to ensure our children can access education and develop life skills.

Forming positive relationships with our children is critical. You will be expected to establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.

You will support the class teacher and contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Duties will vary, for a full job description please contact Liz from the recruitment team: [email protected]

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting  

  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent is desirable   

  • GCSE pass in Maths and English (C / 4 or Functional Skills Level 2)

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures. 

  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD 

  • Ability to provide consistent support to our children

  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual 

  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs 

  • Be able to take part in the schools behaviour support approach, including physical intervention (accredited Team Teach) where necessary and always as a last resort.

  • Ability to complete reports in a timely and accurate manner

Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance and Pension

    • Welcome bonus is payable in 2 payments – 50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one year service
  • Perkbox – offering high street discounts

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Car lease scheme

  • Fully funded training and qualifications

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

How to Apply:

You can apply online by completing our online application form. For more information on this position please contact Liz on 07918 585258 / [email protected]

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled.

Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search.


#Reed FTE: £24,024 – £25,688

Job ID: 2023-4154

External Company URL: https://www.the-aurora-group.com/

Address Line 1: Lower Road

Post End Date: 14/07/2023

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