Mental Health Teaching Assistant-Milton Keynes-Education and Training-Mental Health Teaching Assistant-Milton Keynes-Education and Training-ASAP start!
Are you motivated by supporting and helping others?
Are you looking to start your career within the mental Health sector?
We are looking for a dedicated Learning Support Assistant to support children with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and associated challenging behaviours. You will be joining a friendly, energetic and creative team!
This school is located in Milton Keynes and caters for children aged 3-19 with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). Children may have additional sensory impairments, physical difficulties or challenging behaviour.
The school has a Therapy Department which is staffed by qualified Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. Therapists are based around the school and have a clinic room for individual work. Much therapy follows a 'blended' model of therapeutic intervention which is delivered across the curriculum, and there is close liaison with teaching staff and parents.
As a Learning Support Assistant, you will have the opportunity to 'get your foot in the door' and work closely with the therapists, enabling you to expand your knowledge, skillset, and gain relevant practical experience, which is invaluable for you, as an aspiring Educational Therapist. Also an ideal opportunity for aspiring Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists
Professional Skills & Requirements
Willing to work 1:1 and in small groups with students
Able to plan learning activities to suit pupil ability with support from a teacher
Able to encourage the development of social skills and support students' individual needs
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to provide academic and pastoral support
Experience working with young people with special needs is desirable but not essential
Passionate about helping children to achieve their full potential
Able to build confidence and motivation
Ability to build robust and effective relationships with students
Ability to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
Caring, compassionate, and a good listener
5 days a week (Mon-Fri) 380 per week.
Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided to ensure safeguarding of students
You MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply - no Visa sponsorship
Candidates registering with Academics Ltd will need to have or apply for an Enhanced DBS and/or overseas police check where appropriate.
Mental Health Teaching Assistant-Milton Keynes-Education and Training-Mental Health Teaching Assistant-Milton Keynes