SEN specialist teacher required in Teesside
- Job reference: SH-SEN-TEES
- Location: Darlington
- Salary: £500 - £520 per week
- Job type: Permanent
- Sector: Primary School
- Date posted: 02/02/2012
Newcastle Primary Team - 0800 731 6871
Capita Education Resourcing (CER) is the first choice for Primary schools in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. We are currently seeking SEN trained primary specialists to work in a variety of settings across the region.
As special educational needs (SEN) teacher you will be specifically employed to work with children who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of education, in order to complete their learning successfully. For example, you may work with individuals who are physically disabled, sensory impaired (i.e. deaf/blind), have speech and language difficulties such as dyslexia, have a mental disability such as autism, are emotionally vulnerable, have behavioural difficulties or have a combination of these disabilities. However, an SEN teacher may also work with gifted and talented individuals.
A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.
Typical work activities
The work of an SEN teacher is often challenging and varied and may involve:
* teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within or outside the class;
* preparing lessons and resources;
* marking and assessing work;
* developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils;
* using special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning;
* using specialist skills, such as teaching Braille to pupils with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments;
* collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum;
* assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual pupils' special needs;
* liaising with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists;
* liaising closely with parents and guardians;
* organising learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events;
* assisting in severely disabled pupils' personal care/medical needs;
* administration, including updating and maintaining records on pupils' progress;
* attending statutory annual reviews or other related meetings such as Looked After Child (LAC) reviews, regarding students with an SEN, which may involve reviewing statements of special educational needs;
* receiving in-service training;
* behaviour management.
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