Teaching Assistant job in Lewes at ETeach UK Limited

Teaching Assistant

Company: eTeach UK Limited

Location: North Chailey UK

Date Posted:May 09, 2018

We are currently recruiting for Teaching Assistants to join our school. The Teaching Assistant role is vital in ensuring that our very complex and disabled children can go to school, to learn, make friends and have fun. It is hard work, and requires commitment, but it is a hugely fulfilling job and can bring real joy. The role of a Teaching Assistant (TA)at Chailey Heritage is very different to that in a mainstream school. You will support the teacher in creating opportunities for the children to learn, each in their own individual way. You will need to be creative and patient, and very observant, as you will need to write down observations for the teacher. However, as well as supporting teaching, you will be trained by nurses and therapists and senior staff to carry out other procedures. What are we looking for?* Literacy &Numeracy skills: You will need to write observations about the children, we dont worry about spelling but we need to be able to read and understand them. You will need to be able to read and understand instructions on equipment and medicine bottles, syringes and so on.* ICT skills: Many of our children rely on technology, for learning, for fun, for speaking and many more things, so you will need to be able to learn to use their technologies. Also we rely on emails and using our intranet and the internet to find information.* Communication skills: you will need to be able to communicate effectively and appropriately with all sorts of people as well as the children, including: other professionals; parents &families; visitors.* Common sense: a lot of what you will do will be following teachers and therapists or nurses instructions, but once you are competent, you may well be working on your own with a child. We need to be sure that you will be safe and that the input you give to the child will be useful and relevant. There are also many health &safety factors to understand working with our children.* Team work: you will be View full job description
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