Individual Needs Assistant jobs

Primary School
Lewes, East Sussex

Sussex Teachers are recruiting for individual needs assistants to work at primary school in Lewes. This is a full-time role starting as soon as possible, working with children with challenging behaviour until the end of the summer term.

You will be working in a large primary school, with panoramic views of the South Downs in the north of Lewes. With excellent facilities, the school grounds include large playing fields, a wild area, an outdoor classroom, an outside swimming pool and an enclosed garden with a pond. Inside of the school they have an ICT suite, a Design Technology room, a teaching kitchen, a library, a learning mentor room and a music room as well as 14 classrooms. Children also benefit from having a specialist Language Unit on site, which serves students with statements/EHCP’s for severe speech and language needs (SLCN).

You will be working with a range of students who present challenging behaviours. You will ensure that your pupils are engaged in their learning and give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts. It will be important to establish a strong, supportive relationships with your pupils, whilst also assisting them in developing their relationships and social skills with their fellow students. You will monitor your pupil’s response to the learning activities and may need to adapt the activities (as agreed with the teacher) to make learning accessible and achieve the appropriate outcomes. Some students have a history of running away from school, and it will be your responsibility to deescalate any situations and ensure they are returned to lessons safely.

We are looking for someone with experience supporting learners with SEN, whether as Class Teaching Assistant or an Individual Needs Assistant. Experience with challenging behaviour is  essential. You must have a minimum of 3 months recent experience working in schools and be able to evidence this through Good references. You must be available for full time work, and be available to work from 8.45 until 3.15 in term times. You will be paid a competitive hourly rate and once registered with Sussex Teachers will have exclusive access to TA and INA roles at our partnership schools. We work closely with schools across Sussex to find education staff for both temporary and part time roles and will work on your behalf to find roles that suit you and your career. When this assignment is completed you will benefit from working with a specialist education consultant who can assist you in finding future roles.

If you would like to find out more information about this role, please apply now with either a CV or Job application form. If this position isn’t quite right for you, but you would like to register your interest in daily or long-term supply roles get in touch now to receive updates about our current teaching positions.


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