Do you want to be a Teaching Assistant but not sure where to start? Are you looking for a career that is rewarding, challenging and flexible?
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) education is the ideal place to start. It's a great way to gain experience and qualifications while working with children who need your support.
SEND Teaching Assistants are an essential part of any SEND school. They play a vital role in supporting the class teacher in delivering lessons, and they help to ensure that each child's needs are met.
You don't necessarily need any formal qualifications to start off your career as a SEND Teaching Assistant, but it's essential that you have a caring and supportive attitude towards the children and young adults you will be supporting. Having the right attitude and willingness to learn are more important, but Axcis offer numerous continued professional development (CPD) courses that can help support you and enhance your experience and knowledge further. What’s more, the majority of our CPD courses are completely free to fully registered candidates. Check out our Training and Career Development page for more info.
The benefits of being a Teaching Assistant include:
Flexibility – Whether you want to work full time, part time, or just a few hours per week, we have a variety of different roles to fit around your schedule; within reason of course – we obviously can’t change school hours across the country!
Exposure - Working in special needs education will give you valuable experience which can help you decide if this is the right career path for you.
Support - Qualified teachers and more experienced teaching assistants will always be around to provide guidance and support if needed, as well as your Axcis consultant, of course.
Variety - The role is extremely varied. No two days are ever the same.
Rewarding - Working in special needs education offers great rewards such as seeing the progress made by students, knowing that they are receiving the best possible care and learning new skills.
Sounds Interesting – what’s next?
If you’re ready to get started or if you are interested in finding out more about SEND Teaching Assistant work with Axcis, you can either call your local branch for a chat, or you can register online – it takes just 5 minutes and one of our consultants will be in touch. You’ll have a no-pressure chat about what you are looking for and what skills you can offer. Then after a quick registration and compliance process, from there you could be out working as quickly as the next day! There is no charge for our service, so what do you have to lose?
While you’re going through the registration and compliance process, why not check out our “Top tips to becoming a great SEND Teaching Assistant” blog to start getting yourself prepared for your first day!
And before you go, did you know Axcis have an app?
Click on a link below to download the Axcis app today to take you seamlessly from registration through to your first timesheet submission!