Special Needs Teaching Assistant CV sample
Professional SummaryAn experienced teaching assistant who has worked in a special needs school for over 5 years. Able to develop effective working relationships with staff and students. Can support the class teacher and individual students, following lesson and learning plans and also risk assessments. Has a good grasp of the national curriculum and how this relates to special needs students. Empathetic and sensitive to students' needs and emotions. Has a special insight into conditions such as dyslexia, autism and Aspergers syndrome, as well as other learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Works to promote student independence. Supports students with activities between lessons, including personal care and mealtimes. Can work 1:1 with challenging students. Has been trained in techniques to safely manage challenging behaviour and has undertaken extensive workplace health and safety training. Is passionate about promoting each individual student's independence and development.
Core QualificationsTeaching Assistant NVQ Level 2
Academic QualificationsGCSEs: English (C), Maths (C), General Studies (C)
- Understands the learning process for special needs students with a range of mental and physical special needs and learning disabilities.
- Can employ a range of learning support techniques to suit individuals.
- Can understand and follow lesson plans.
- Health and safety trained including first aid, manual handling and challenging behaviour.
- Excellent team member with strong communication skills
ExperienceSpecial Needs Teaching Assistant | The Special School | September 2010 - present
- Supporting the class teacher and individual special needs students with day-to-day teaching and learning.
- Participating in a range of lessons from physical to creative.
- Participating in assemblies, staff meetings and end of term concerts.
- Communicating information about individual students back to class teacher so learning plans and risk assessments can be updated.
- Managing incidents of challenging behaviour.
- Supporting individual special needs students and the class teacher in a mainstream school.