Learning Support Assistant

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

Ref: 5740Friday 7 June 2024

£90 - £110 per day PAYE

Learning Support Assistant 

London Borough Hackney

£90 to £110 per day, PAYE

Immediate start


Do you have a passion and talent for supporting children and young people with additional learning needs and mental health disorders?

Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of children and young people whilst building your experience and furthering your career in SEND/SEMH?


I am working with a fantastic school SEMH School based in the London Borough of Hackney who are always in need for engaging and passionate Learning Support Assistants. The children attending this school may have challenging and disruptive behaviour, they may or may not have a SEN diagnosis, EHCP (Education Health Care Plan). I am looking to speak to professional and committed LSAs, even if your experience is informal/voluntary, we want to hear from you! 


The School

They have a music studio on site that includes a booth and computers to create your own music, a beauty/hair salon for the older children to learn skills such as hair styling & barbering and beauty treatments, outdoor space and local parks to play basketball, football and water sports. 


Learning Support Assistant Requirements:

  • Essential - Passion for working with young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development
  • Beneficial - Experience of working with Autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties and learning difficulties, or experience with SEMH, trauma, sensory processing, social communication
  • Essential - Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships


What you can expect as a Learning Support Assistant 

  • You will have a natural ability to build a good rapport with young people and become a positive role model.
  • Be able to act as strong role model and set clear boundaries. The role will vary from day to day and you will be expected to use your initiative and respond calmly in challenging situations
  • For aspiring Teachers, Pastoral Workers, Child Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, SALTs, Counsellors, and Social Workers, these positions will offer relevant and vital experience for your chosen career path
  • Continued Professional Development - SEND schools and APs are continually training their staff to help them support their children's needs, you will become an expert in your field
  • You will have an opportunity to make a huge social impact, as a Learning Support Assistant you could change the path of someone’s life!



  • We understand that pay is extremely important and it must be clear and simple! For that reason we have chosen to pay our staff via PAYE only. Quoted rates are gross pay and your pay will never involve employer's NI deductions or admin fees. 
  • Just as roles vary, so will the remuneration depending on the role requirements and your experience. You will often see these roles advertised as daily rates, please note that we pay PAYE only and rates will vary from £85 to £95 per day, depending on the role and your experience.
  • Again, we are happy to help you with any rates queries, just ask us!


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about Learning Support Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to louisal@psinclusion.co.uk

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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