SEN Specialist Teaching Assistant

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

Ref: 4902Tuesday 30 April 2024

SEN Specialist Teaching Assistant 

Working 1:1 with students

London Borough of Wandsworth

Full-time, Term Time Only - 8:30 am - 4 pm

September 2024 start


About the school

This school is committed to providing exceptional education and assistance to students with special educational needs (SEN), especially those with Autism/ASC and related learning difficulties. Their aim is to create an inclusive and supportive environment that caters to the unique requirements of every student.

Currently, we are searching for a One-to-One Teaching Assistant who can offer individualised support to a teenage girl diagnosed with Autism (ASC) and Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD). Due to the pandemic's difficulties, she has been unable to access education and requires someone who can provide tailored support to help her re-engage with learning. Your job will require you to create a trusting and supportive connection with her, assist her in gaining access to education, and meet her emotional and academic requirements.


Requirements of an SEN Specialist Teaching Assistant:

  • Strong background and knowledge in SEN, particularly in complex mental health needs
  • Experience working with young people with Autism and related conditions
  • Ability to cultivate a nurturing, patient, and understanding environment
  • Skill in developing meaningful and supportive relationships with students
  • Commitment to ensuring the well-being and academic progress of the student


This is your chance to have a significant impact on the life of a young person. You'll be joining a team that values collaboration and support, working together to provide unparalleled care. Our commitment to your professional development is unwavering, and we offer ongoing training in SEN and mental health support. Join us and take your career to the next level.


Why work with Parker Smith Inclusion? 

  • Over 250+ FIVE STAR Google reviews
  • We have access to a wider range of job opportunities including vacancies that haven't been advertised yet :We have partnerships with multiple schools, Local Authorities, and educational organisations and can provide you with access to a wider range of job opportunities.
  • Expertise in the SEND education industry with an ethical and transparent approach: we have specialist knowledge and experience in the SEND education industry, including an understanding of school hiring practices and requirements, which can help you navigate the job search process more effectively.
  • Assistance with CV and application materials:  we can provide guidance on preparing effective resumes and application materials, which can help you to stand out to schools
  • Transfer to a permanent contract after 2 terms
  • One application - Multiple Opportunities: are you too busy to fill out lots of different application forms? register with us and only fill out one form
  • Continued support in your role: we can provide continued support throughout the job search process, even after a job offer has been made


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