Learning Support Assistant/SEND Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Croydon, South East London

Ref: 5724Thursday 6 June 2024

£19500 - £26000 (dependent on experience)

Learning Support Assistant/SEND Teaching Assistant  –  South East London - London Borough of Croydon - September start  - Permanent


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 South East London SEMH School who are looking for an engaging and passionate Learning Support Assistant/SEND Teaching Assistants. The children attending this school will have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) for SEMH and sometimes Autism. I am looking to speak to professional and committed Mentors, even if your experience is informal/voluntary, we want to hear from you!


Learning Support Assistant/SEND Teaching Assistant requirements

  • Essential - Passion for working with young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development
  • Essential - Resilience, patience, calm manner
  • Desirable - 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
  • Beneficial - Youth Mentor/Worker/SEND TA experience



  • Extra 2 weeks off - Summer holidays & October half term
  • 4pm finish every day
  • Progression routes available for all staff
  • Teacher training opportunities 


What you can expect in this role


  • 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 - every Thursday, all staff are part of full school CPD
  • You will have an opportunity to make a huge social impact, as a Mentor you could change the path of someone’s life!



  • This role is a permanent opportunity to start in September, salaries are £19500 - £26000 depending on experience 


Interested in hearing more?


If you want to hear more about Learning Support Assistant/SEND Teaching 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 louisa@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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