Job Description

Smile Education is a leading recruitment service for schools in the West Midlands. A Forward-Thinking educational setting within Birmingham, is currently looking for a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to work with a Secondary class starting immediately. Sm1lel

About the Role:

  • You will be supporting a class of Secondary SEND students with EHCP Plans
  • You will be supporting students with sever special educational needs, such as behavioural needs, physical needs and complex health needs.
  • You will be responsible for carrying out personal care with children
  • You will use your kind and caring nature to provide a safe space for young people to grow and develop.
  • You will be working alongside and supported by a team of teachers and other confident and experienced teaching support staff to support SEN children (offered training opportunities and change to gain further experience throughout the school

About the school:

  • Ofsted rated “OUTSTANDING”, and said that children have a positive attitude to learning and behaviour across the school is good
  • Ofsted stated that the school is a welcoming and positive learning community that serves the needs of pupils with severe, profound, and complex learning needs extremely well
  • The school aims to enable all children to have the same learning opportunities with specialist facilities.
  • The school follows the Primary curriculum and aims to achieve positive outcomes by using their own adaptations to suit individual children’s needs.
  • The school caters for Secondary aged children aged 11-18 years with severe and complex learning difficulties

About You:

  • You have experience working with students with SEN needs
  • You have experience working with children with emotional and behavioural needs
  • You are comfortable assisting with children with very severe and profound needs
  • You are comfortable providing personal care and assisting with hoist use
  • You have a caring, nurturing, and patient manor to be able to work in a SEN environment
  • Hold a teaching assistant or degree qualification
  • Hold a current DBS or be willing to apply for one.
  • Knowledge of the Secondary curriculum is desirable
  • Makaton training – nonverbal

About Smile Education: 

  • Receive regular CPD, training and support from your Smile consultant 
  • Complete confidentiality and guidance 

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your CV via the website as soon as possible and we will be in touch 

If you would like to find out more information about the role, please call Jess on 0121 392 6578

To register with Smile or keep up to date with similar positions we have available, please visit the Smile Website. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook: Smile Education 

Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications

We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.