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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Job description

An SEN school in Portsmouth are looking for a dedicated and passionate Learning Support Assistant to support their staff and special needs pupils who have severe and complex needs. This includes physical and learning difficulties, autistic and non-verbal pupils, along with challenging behaviour and emotional needs.

The Ideal Candidate:

- Previous experience working with SEN.

- You will need to be happy to carry out some personal care, so a background in Healthcare would be helpful.

- You must have a minimum of GCSE Maths & English (A-C)

- Be able to multitask and have the flexibility to help in a variety of situations.

- Be happy to work in small groups and on a one to one basis.

- There are some non-verbal pupils in attendance, so a qualification or experience in Makaton or PEC's will be beneficial.

A typical school day will start at 08:30 and finish at 15:30. The staff are friendly and supportive, and the school has been rated Outstanding in their latest Ofsted report! The TA will need to get involved with the pupils right from the start, and demonstrate an effective approach. Those who are interested will be welcome to spend a trial day at the school, upon undergoing a vetting process.

If this sounds like your perfect role, please email your CV and a covering letter to

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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