SEN Teaching Assistant

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

Ref: 5312Thursday 16 May 2024

SEN Teaching Assistant

South West London Borough / Sutton

Immediate Start

£90-100 per day PAYE (depending on experience)

Temp to Perm Role


This warm and welcoming school are seeking a passionate SEN Teaching Assistant to join their team. Based in Sutton, this wonderful school provides for pupils aged 4-19 with severe learning disabilities (SLD), some of whom are Autistic or have significant social and emotional difficulties which affect their ability to cope with daily activities. Some students have limited mobility and use wheelchairs, so experience supporting students with physical disabilities is highly desirable. At this school, you will be part of a very creative and safe learning environment where the school prioritises the well-being of their staff. You will work alongside a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing exceptional care and education to students. As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting students' individual needs, including academic, social, emotional, and physical development.


The Ideal SEN Learning Support Assistant:

  • Have experience working with children and young people with Autism/ASC and complex needs (professionally or personally)
  • Ideally have knowledge and experience in supporting students with physical disabilities and mobility issues, including wheelchair users
  • May have worked as a care worker or care assistant
  • May have relevant qualifications and/or degrees such as Health and Social Care, Psychology, Criminology, or Nursing
  • Aspiring educational psychologists, therapists, or educators
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, and parents
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude toward supporting students with diverse needs



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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