Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Merton, South West London

Ref: 3909Wednesday 17 January 2024

£80 - £90 PAYE, Weekly Payment

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Merton

  • Full-Time (Monday to Friday), ASAP Start

  • Salary: £80 - £90 PAYE, Weekly Payment


Have you recently finished studying? Are you a Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant? Are you an aspiring psychologist or teacher? Are you looking to gain more experience? Are you interested in working in a school? If your answer is yes, this will be an excellent opportunity for your next step!


I am currently working in partnership with a prestigious SEN school located in the London Borough of Merton. The school is looking for a Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant to join their friendly and supportive team. This position is full-time (term-time only) and ASAP start.



  • Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4pm 
  • Merton, South West London
  • ‘Outstanding’ special school for pupils aged between 11 and 19
  • Providing fun and stimulating sensory-related activities
  • Utilising creative arts into their curricula, such as music, arts, drama, and dance
  • Promoting pupils’ wellbeing
  • ASAP start
  • £80 - £90 PAYE; weekly payment
  • Opportunities to become a permanent staff


Ideal Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant:

  • Graduates who studied either Psychology, Criminology, Education Studies or Creative Arts are welcome to apply!
  • 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 and has great communication skills
  • Being able to build good working relationships with students and staff


Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant’s Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting children with Autism/ASC, complex needs, and Severe to Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (SLD/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.


Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant | SEND Jobs | Education Jobs | University Graduates | ASAP Start | Merton, South West London


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 Heeji Moon 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.

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