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Learning Support Assistant based in Portsmouth

As a Teaching Assistant, you will ideally have some experience of SEN/SEND in a learning environment, but this is not essential if you show a strong desire and have a natural flair for working with young people. Applications will be considered by people with or without experience, or suitably qualified professionals who are passionate about working with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

You will be working within schools that cater for children who have various needs to include but are not limited to Autism, Aspergers, Downs Syndrome, Social and emotional needs, physical difficulties and pupils in wheelchairs, and challenging behaviour. 

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and support a child with special needs and help them reach their potential in a professional and caring manner
  • Be reliable and punctual when working individually in the community or when part of a team and supporting colleagues to do their jobs
  • Actively plan and join in play and youth activities including swimming, ball games, messy play and music
  • Be prepared to communicate differently with a wide range of people
  • Keep records and write reports when required
  • Ensure the highest level of safety and safeguarding at all times

If you are experienced or feel confident in at least 2 of the following bullet points please get in touch:

  • Outgoing personality
  • Youth/Community work experience
  • SEN experience
  • Residential support/care worker
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching/Learning support assistance experience
  • Pro active and hard working

Please send your CV to

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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