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

Ref: 4136Thursday 1 February 2024

£80 - £95 PAYE

Graduate Teaching Assistant - London Borough of Merton


I have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Teaching Assistant to become part of our friendly and highly reputable SEN school in the London Borough of Merton.



  • Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Start Date: ASAP / Mid-February
  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (during term-time)
  • Daily Rate: £80 to £95 (depending on experience) PAYE


About the School:

  • Reputable SEN school with a focus on Autism and Autism Spectrum, complex needs, Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Small class sizes (up to 8 children) to ensure personalised attention
  • Collaborative working environment with 3 or 4 other adults in each class
  • Excellent facilities and resources



  • Engage in play-based activities such as arts and crafts, music, and sports
  • Provide life skills to prepare for their adulthood
  • Assist in hydrotherapy sessions, requiring comfort with getting into the pool
  • Support children with medical needs and those who are wheelchair users
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address complex behaviour challenges
  • Provide assistance with personal care, with relevant training provided


What The School Offers:

  • A creative and inclusive setting dedicated to the holistic development of each child
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment fostering growth and learning
  • Competitive daily rates reflecting your valuable experience



  • Genuine passion for working with young people with special educational needs
  • Willingness to engage in play-based and creative activities
  • Aspiring Educational Psychologists, Child Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors, and Teachers are welcome to apply!
  • Comfortable with hydrotherapy and assisting with personal care (training provided)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Previous experience in a similar role is advantageous but not mandatory


If you are interested in this Graduate Teaching Assistant role, please click apply or contact Heeji Moon at Parker Smith Inclusion.


Note: This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.



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