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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

SEN Teaching Assistant required for students with profound and multiple learning disability.


Teaching Personnel work closely with an excellent charity which provides an alternative education service and residence to children and adults with profound learning disabilities.

The School

The provision provides a mixed day and residential school and college with a specialised curriculum based on sensory and cognitive development, occupational therapy and living skills. Teaching Assistants support in all aspects of this curriculum.

Students have a multiple diagnoses alongside communication difficulty, medical needs and physical disability. The charity provide intensive support so that students can flourish and reach multiple milestone achievements which can change their life.

The Role

As Teaching Assistant, your role will include;

  • Class support in living skills and sensory/cognitive development
  • Moving and Handling/ Mobility support
  • Communication Support (Sign Language, Makaton, PECS, gesture)
  • Personal Care
  • Support in occupational therapy

You may have additional responsibilities which will be highlighted by the schools.

To be successful in your application for Teaching Assistant you must have the following;

  • Experience in Support Work or similar
  • Experience with special needs (Autism/Multi sensory Impairment/ Physical disability etc)
  • Moving and Handling trained/experienced
  • Comfortable with personal care
  • Experience with non verbal communication alternatives (BSL, Makaton, PECS, gesture)
  • A Child and Adult workforce DBS, register to the update service (application can be provided)

Please be aware, all successful candidates will be subject to background checks.

If this opportunity sounds like something which you would really excel in, or if you want to hear about other Teaching Assistant vacancies, please send over your up to date CV.

What you can expect from Teaching Personnel

  • A dedicated consultant to discuss current or future roles with you
  • An extensively discounted CPD program
  • Payment in house, meaning no fees from Umbrella companies
  • GBP9.50 an hour or above
  • 13 weeks off per year


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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