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SEN Teaching Assistant - Southend

HR GO Recruitment
Posted 11 days ago


Contract type

Full Time

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SEN Teaching Assistant - Southend

Full Time, 08:30 - 15:30, Monday to Friday

Are you a current or an aspiring Teaching Assistant/Learning support assistant who wants to make a difference to the lives of Children and Young People? Do you thrive from supporting children with special educational needs and helping them to gain confidence and independence? Do you have experience supporting children, young people and/or adults with autism and learning disabilities? If you are answering 'yes' to any of the above-mentioned questions, then we would love hear from you!

The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are 6 months minimum experience working with Children, Young People and/or Adults with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs. This is a temporary to permanent position meaning that you have the opportunity to be offered a permanent role by the school.

The Role

As a teaching assistant / learning support assistant, you will be supporting children on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with their daily routine at school including activities, meal times and outdoor play. The activities carried out at school are very sensory led to help the children to enhance these skills and based on the needs of the children, sensory activities is the most effective way for them to learn. The activities carried out are things like outdoor play, music, baking, crafts etc, in which you will be required to take part in the activity alongside the children to help them to engage in the task.

The children and young people you will be supporting have autism, learning disabilities and communication barriers - depending on the needs of each pupil, some will require support with personal care. Some children are also non-verbal which means you will have access to a range of picture cards used as a key to help the children to communicate what they want. You will work alongside various staff members and teachers to support each pupil with their personalised learning plans and cater to their individual needs.

The School

The environment in which you will be working is in a Special School located in Southend that caters for children and young people aged between 8 to 16 years of age with SEMH needs, ASD and/or ADHD. All pupils have an education, health and care plan to support their development and lessons are delivered with the needs of every pupil in mind to support them with reaching their long-term goals.

There are various facilities throughout the school which are designed to help the children have a structured routine and gain new experiences. The school has a personal approach, facilitated by the small classrooms in order to better focus on the curriculum.


To be considered for the Teaching Assistant position, you will:

    • Be available Monday to Friday 08:30 - 15.30.
    • Be physically fit and energetic.
    • Be passionate about changing the lives of young people with SEMH, ASD, ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About us

We are a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What we offer

As a valued employee, you will receive:

  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (to commence when schools re-open, subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers' Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training and safeguarding training.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are an experienced or aspiring Teaching assistant/LSA who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, please click apply.

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