Autism Support Worker - SEN School Based

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Newham, North East London

Ref: 4614Friday 19 April 2024

£85 - £100 PAYE, Temp to Permanent

Support Worker - SEN School Based

Full-Time, ASAP Start

£85 - £100 PAYE Per Day

*** Creative Learning Environment with Excellent Facilities ***

We are working in partnership with a lovely SEMH school located in Newham, East London. The school is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Support Worker to join their friendly and supportive team. This position is full-time (term-time only), ASAP start!


  • Support Worker
  • Working Hours: 9am – 4pm
  • Newham
  • Full-time (term-time only)
  • ASAP Start!
  • Supporting children and young people with SEMH and/or Autism
  • Proactively engaging and interacting with children and young people through play-based and sensory-related activities in classroom settings
  • Providing a creative and fun learning environment
  • Making positive impacts on children and young people’s lives!

Ideal Support Worker:

  • Has experience working with children and young people with special needs
  • Has personal interests in supporting children and young people with special needs
  • A positive, proactive, and patient individual who has a can-do attitude and is willing to learn
  • A team player, confident and has great communication skills
  • Being able to build good working relationships with students and staff

Support Worker's Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting children with SEND, complex needs, and mild to Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (MLD/PMLD)
  • Assisting the class teacher with planning, preparing, and delivering learning activities, as well as monitoring and assessing children’s achievement and progress
  • Actively involved in a wide range of activities, promoting the physical, cognitive, cultural, social, and emotional well-being of the pupils
  • Actively interacting with children through play-based and sensory-related activities


Some of our students are non-verbal and with such a wide range of learning difficulties. Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Art Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. Some students may also have physical disabilities and are wheelchair users.

Being able to use Makaton (sign language) or PECs is ideal. Personal Care (feeding and toileting) and hydrotherapy are required as this is a part of the job.



Interested in hearing more?

Parker Smith Inclusion is an ethical, people-focused recruitment consultancy, completely dedicated to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch with Eilish Murphy at Parker Smith Inclusion! You can apply by responding to this advert! If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.

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