SEN Teaching AssistantLocation: Acocks Green, BirminghamStart date: As soon as possibleMonday to Friday08:30- 15:30Duration: until July 2023REED Education is currently working with a Secondary School based in Birmingham who are looking for SEN/SEMH Teaching Assistant to join with them, as soon as possible. The role will be to provide support to students with Special Educational Needs, including moderate and more complex needs. The SEN Teaching Assistant will be someone who will be able to engage, inspire and act as emotional support for students that would otherwise struggle to engage in learning. The successful candidate will inspire the students to access the same level of learning as their peers. In addition, you will be able to run specifically tailored programmes enabling students to maintain and develop their learning and social needs. You will encourage the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school and enable students to become more independent learners.Some of the day-to-day duties will include providing learning support for students within in the classroom setting but also in smaller groups and also in and around school, especially during the busier times of the day. To develop positive relationships and to act as a positive role model for young influential minds. To work in collaboration with the SENDCo, class teacher but also where applicable, external agencies. The TA will have an embedded passion about working with students with additional needs and have a determination to develop lifelong ambitions.To be considered for this role, the successful candidate will; Have experience of working as a SEN Teaching Assistant or working with children with special educational needs. Have a level 3 or relevant qualification. Being Team Teach trained would be desirable. Have understanding of first aid, in particular have an understanding around allergies and use of an epi pen and inhalers. Have proven track record of improving the outcomes of influential young minds. Be empathetic and be able to provide, social, emotional, and mental support. Be friendly and kind. Have excellent oral and written communication skills. Have an enhanced child workforce DBS on the update service or be willing to pay £38 for a new check to be done.To start immediately, initially the role will be offered on a temporary basis until the end of the academic year. However, for the right candidate, the role may become permanent.If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please send across your updated CV at your earliest convenience and I will be in touch.