HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HLTA - Sutton, South West London

Ref: 1135Tuesday 23 January 2024

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - ASC school - Permanent - £26000-31000 ACTUAL SALARY

Are you passionate about supporting students with ASC?

Are you  experienced in SEND settings? or are you currently working in a mainstream school and seeking a transition into an SEND setting.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - ASC School 

We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for a specialist ASC school based in South West London. The school caters for students who are unable to access mainstream education who have additional needs including ASC, ADHD. The school are experienced educating students who may either be school phobic and/or been out of education for a period of time. 

We support education providers that educate children and young people who for many reasons cannot access any other formal educational settings – these are the most vulnerable, at risk and hard to reach in our community. Understanding their SEMH needs must be met before any academic development can happen. Understanding their specific needs is essential in these roles and we are seeking individuals who can make a positive impact.

Teaching Assistant 

  • Therapeutic supporting approach
  • Experience with emotional regulation and with positive behaviour/de-escalation strategies
  • Positive role model to support communication, with a sensitive, nurturing, and consistent approach
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with vulnerable students
  • Experience of working with disengaged young people is essential.


What you can expect from this Higher Level Teaching Assistant role 

  • To work in a setting with a likeminded team who are equally as dedicated to the learning and personal development of young people
  • Experience working in specialist therapeutic settings.
  • Working with Multidisciplinary therapy teams 
  • Extensive specialist training from  ASC Specialists

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Requirements

  • The passion to t inspire young people during a crucial stage of their personal and academic development.
  • A nurturing, patient, empathetic and holistic approach

Although experience teaching in SEND specialist settings is beneficial I would also love to hear from individuals who are interested in taking their first steps into SEND settings.

Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert!

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for 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.

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