Teaching Assistant PMLD

Job Category: SEN Teaching Assistant
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: South East London

Graduates in psychology and social care are particularly welcomed to apply. Full CPDL will be offered.

We are recruiting for PMLD teaching assistants and specialist instructors who want to develop a career in special education. Graduates in psychology and social care are particularly welcomed to apply. Full CPDL will be offered. For those seeking a route to qualified teacher status after a successful period in role are also welcomed to apply. 

As of Spring Term, Jan 4th, we will be offering a Nurture/PMLD Curriculum offer at our Nurture Centre inside the School. 

The Centre will be led by a specialist teacher, with a team of ASD Teaching Assistants who will offer a specialist curriculum and will be able to provide excellent teaching to our learners with Autism and associated learning difficulties.  
Autism / Asperger’s Syndrome
Speech / Language / Communication Difficulties
(SpLD) Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia)
Dyspraxia
(SLD) Severe Learning Difficulties
(MLD) Moderate Learning Difficulties
(PMLD)Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Our learners who will access the Non-Subject Specific Curriculum are learners who have a range of severe, profound, and multiple learning difficulties. Many of these learners will have some physical disabilities alongside other difficulties such as cognitive processing needs, sensory needs and or complex health needs. 

Communication for these learners will be very individual but is likely to include vocalisation, facial expression, gesture, and body language. Students are further supported to communicate using high tech aids such as eye gaze if appropriate.  Staff are trained in a wide range of communication strategies to support students such as Intensive Interaction, visual support, and objects of reference. 

Classes access a multitude of sensory play-based experiences including construction, messy play, water play as well as more high-tech experiences and visits to the sensory room, exploring ICT using switches, touch screen technology etc. Students will also enjoy therapeutic activities and learning in these classes is very much student led, with a strong emphasis on play and playfulness.  It is paramount that students are happy and enjoying themselves!   

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and young people and expect all applicants to share the same commitment

Salary range: £16,000 – £19,000 pa 

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