SEN Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Guildford, Surrey

Ref: 3991Wednesday 14 February 2024

£80 - £90 PAYE Per Day - Temp to Perm

SEN Teaching Assistant | Guildford, Surrey | ASAP Start

Full-Time, Term Time Only (39 working weeks throughout the year)

Opportunities to become permanent

*** If you are an aspiring educational psychologist, clinical psychologist, therapist, or SEN teacher, you are welcome to apply! ***


Specialist SEN School, which caters for children and young people aged 3 - 19 who have EHCP

Supporting children with Autism and on the spectrum, complex needs, Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

Beautiful school with modern and exciting facilities

Excellent career progression with outstanding ongoing training and career development opportunities

Easily accessible for car drivers

£400 - £450 per week – paid Pay As You Earn (PAYE)


We, Parker Smith Inclusion, are an ethical, people-focused SEN recruitment consultancy.

We are working with a beautiful SEN school based in Surrey, and the school is looking to appoint a passionate SEN Teaching Assistant to join the friendly and supportive team working with children and young people with SEN. This SEN Teaching Assistant position is ideal for someone who is an aspiring Education Psychologist, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist, Teacher, and many more! This SEN Teaching Assistant position is also great for someone with family members or friends who have additional needs and learning difficulties and want to get into SEN settings for personal interests.


Why should you join the school?

  • A supportive and friendly team
  • Fantastic facilities and resources available for children with additional needs and associated learning disabilities
  • Hydrotherapy pool on site
  • Focusing on creative learning: music, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, dance, yoga, and many more!
  • Providing personalised and individualised curriculum
  • Focusing on life skills as well as developing self-confidence and independence
  • Free parking space available on-site
  • Providing a safe and healthy environment for pupils and staff members
  • Short working hours of 8:50am to 3:30pm


What are you expected to do as a SEN Teaching Assistant?

  • Supporting pupils in classroom settings
  • Participating and engaging in school trips and other extra-curricular activities
  • Assisting the class teacher with planning, preparing, and delivering learning activities, as well as monitoring and assessing children’s achievement and progress
  • Working closely with the school's multi-disciplinary team and parents/ family members/ carers
  • Actively getting involved in a wide range of activities, promoting the physical, cognitive, cultural, social, and emotional well-being of the pupils
  • Actively interacting with children through play-based and sensory-related activities

Some of our pupils have Speech and Language Communication Needs (SLCN), and some are non-verbal. Some pupils have complex medical needs and mobility issues. You may also experience behavioural challenges that are associated with the needs. Being able to use Makaton, Signalong, or PECs is ideal. Personal care (feeding and toileting) and hydrotherapy are required as this is a part of the job.


Requirements for SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Anyone passionate about SEN
  • Anyone with personal interests in supporting children and young people with learning disabilities
  • A positive, proactive, and patient individual who has a can-do attitude and is willing to learn
  • A team player and has great communication skills
  • Being able to build good working relationships with students and staff


Interested in hearing more?

Please get in touch with Heeji Moon at Parker Smith Inclusion if you want to hear more about our SEN opportunities! You can apply by responding to this advert! Unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role if you are not contacted within 5 working days. 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. By applying for this role, you consent to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.

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