SEN-TA – Challenging Behaviours Specialist


Job Description

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact in the lives of children with special educational needs? An opportunity awaits for a highly skilled and compassionate Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN-TA) with expertise in supporting students with challenging behaviors to join a dedicated team in the vibrant borough of Barnet.

About the School:

Situated in the heart of Barnet, the school provides an inclusive and dynamic learning environment. As a non-faith-based institution, it embraces diversity and warmly welcomes students from all cultural backgrounds. With a proud OFSTED rating of Good, the school is deeply committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and delivering exceptional education for all.

Role Overview:

As a SEN Teaching Assistant specializing in supporting students with challenging behaviors, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in cultivating a supportive and nurturing environment for students. Responsibilities will encompass:

1-1 Support: Offering dedicated 1-1 assistance to a child with Autism who is nonverbal and situated higher on the spectrum. Proficiency in effective and compassionate communication, including alternative communication methods like the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), will be pivotal in fostering the student’s growth and development.

Collaborative Planning: Collaborating closely with seasoned classroom educators to devise and execute individualized support plans tailored to the distinctive needs of Key Stage 2 students with special educational needs. Insights and proficiency in addressing challenging behaviors will be invaluable in ensuring each student receives tailored support to thrive.

Inclusive Learning Environment: Cultivating an inclusive and supportive learning ambiance that prioritizes the social and emotional well-being of every student. Kindness, patience, and empathy will help nurture a sense of belonging and confidence among students, empowering them to fully engage in their educational journey.

Engaging Activities: Actively involving students in captivating classroom activities crafted to enrich their learning journey. Creativity and enthusiasm will inspire students to actively participate and develop a genuine love for learning.

Partnership Building: Establishing robust partnerships with parents, guardians, and fellow professionals to foster a holistic and collaborative approach to each student’s development. Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills will facilitate effective collaboration and support student progress both within the school environment and at home.

If you’re ready to embark on a fulfilling journey where you can make a real difference in the lives of children with special educational needs, this opportunity to join a passionate team in Barnet awaits.

Ideal Candidate Qualities:

We are looking for candidates who possess:

Specialized Expertise: Proven experience and expertise in supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including knowledge of best practices and interventions. Specialized training or qualifications in ASD are highly desirable.

Compassion and Empathy: Compassionate, patient, and empathetic approach towards students with ASD, with a genuine passion for making a difference in their lives. Your ability to understand and respond to the individual needs of students will be key to their success.

Efficiency and Care: Ability to work efficiently and with great care, ensuring the well-being and safety of students at all times. Your attention to detail and commitment to providing high-quality support will contribute to a positive learning environment.

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity? If so, please either apply below or contact Teach-Now directly. All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. If you are not contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and continue to help you in your search for a job, within education. Good luck with your application, we look forward to hearing from you.

Teach Now operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

We are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination. Teach Now is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Clearance.

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Sami Ozay
Sami Ozay
Sami is a Resourcer, with responsibility across all London boroughs.



SEN-TA – Challenging Behaviours Specialist

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