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Special Needs Support Assistant (PMLD/Autism)

Job description

A specialist primary school in Ealing is looking for four SEN Teaching Assistants to work 1:1 and with small groups of children with physical and sensory difficulties (complex needs).

  • Local to Greenford Station – Ealing
  • Local to Sudbury Hill Station - Harrow
  • Full-time, 22nd Feb or 8th March 2021 start
  • Temporary to permanent contract
  • GBP65-75 per day (negotiable)

This is an incredible opportunity to work in a special needs school with one of the best development programmes for staff in West London. Not only does it have an outstanding Ofsted report, but behaviour is exemplary with the school delivering an exceptional and engaging curriculum. This is because the staff are incredibly skilled and well trained with SLT additionally being brilliantly supportive. Even though the nature of this work is challenging, there's a real companionship and sense of humour which glues the school together.

The role is full-time and will start after the February half term with four positions available in the autism and PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties) department. This school has a reduced capacity of children in during lockdown as students are deemed as vulnerable due to their special needs. This will initially start as temporary cover through Teaching Personnel with the option to go permanent if all parties are happy. 

You will need to be resilient, patient and confident. You do not NEED formal teaching assistant qualifications, but you do need have one of the following three attributes below:

1:1 support experience with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Mental Health with children or adults


Experience supporting with PECS, Makaton or Moving and Handling for people


A degree in a relevant subject for special education or mental health - Psychology, Sociology, Education, Neuroscience, Disability Studies, Health etc. 

If you are interested, please contact me immediately. I look forward to hearing from you.

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 date.

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