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Teaching Assistant with Makaton

Job type: Contract, Full time

Location: Catford, London

£15000-£18000

Recruiter: New Formation Education

Sector: Education

Job description

Are you a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant with Makaton or BSL (British Sign Language)?

We are working with a primary school in Catford, in the Borough of Lewisham, who are on the search for a Teaching Assistant with Makaton or BSL (at least Level 1) to join their team this term. This is a permanent role with a contract at the school therefore you will not be working via the agency and you must be available next academic year/moving forward.

As a SEND Teaching Assistant you will be responsible for supporting a pupil or group of pupils with additional needs – for these particular roles you will need to utilise sign language and other techniques to ensure the children make good progress. The children you will be working with are either profoundly deaf or have hearing impairments. At present, the role is to work in Reception and you will be expected to move with the children into KS1 from September.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have experience working within a school or similar setting

• Be able to commit full time (8.30am-4pm, Monday-Friday) during term time

• Have a passion for supporting children with additional needs

• Have at least an understanding of basic Makaton OR BSL Level 1 (Level 2-3 desirable but not essential)

• Understand how to support children with SEN

• Be open to training and learning opportunities to develop skills further

• Be energetic, engaging and reliable

• Be pro-active and eager to support children to ensure they are making good profess academically and also socially/emotionally

Why apply for this position?

• Permanent contract at the school

• Interview and trial day preparation/tips provided

• Referral bonus scheme

• Excellent transport links in the Borough of Lewisham and parking available at some schools

All successful placements are subject to passing full vetting checks.

The school are hiring now so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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 Nearby train stations

 Nearby bus stops

  • Stop C, The Catford Centre, ---
  • Stop H, The Catford Broadway (SE6), RUSHEY GREEN
  • Stop J, Catford Rd Lewisham Town Hall, CATFORD ROAD
  • Stop D, The Catford Centre, ---
  • Stop V, Catford Rd Lewisham Town Hall, CATFORD ROAD

 Nearby schools

  • Holy Cross Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Rushey Green Primary School
  • Holbeach Primary School
  • St Dunstan's College
  • Prendergast - Ladywell Fields College

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