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Learning Support Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking for Teaching Assistants for our client SEN School! The challenging and varied role of a Teaching Assistant is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young adults.

As a Teaching Assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term difficulties. The focus of your role is to provide support to students, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks and helping to make sure that children are safe. You might help children with a range of social and personal issues or specialise in a particular area such as Autism, Global development delay or Downs Syndrome.


Your role will vary depending on the needs of the child you're helping, but you may also have a specialist area. The challenges faced by your students could relate to:

  • Challenging behaviour
  • Social interaction
  • Education and learning
  • Language/Communication barriers
  • Mental health issues
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning difficulties.

As a Teaching Assistant, you'll need to:

  • Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the class room
  • Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
  • Ensure you're up-to-date on your knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals
  • Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
  • Help children with learning and development
  • Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date administration and caseload records, including reports of all interactions

Pay & Working Hours

The school are looking for someone to work full time hours (8.30-4, Monday-Friday). This is initially on a temporary basis but can have the opportunity to go permanent for the right candidate. Pay for this role is GBP9.50 per hour. 

Essential Skills

You'll need to show:

  • Good communication and listening skills
  • The ability to build and maintain rapport with children
  • Calmness under pressure and when dealing with challenging or confrontational behaviour
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A good understanding of the challenges faced by the children you help
  • Resilience and the ability to cope with emotionally-draining and traumatic situations
  • Commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of the students

If you have relevent experience working with SEN, MLD, Autism and Complex Needs please apply with an up to date CV to be considered for this role!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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