SEN Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Hampshire

Ref: 708Tuesday 24 May 2022

£16,000pa based on 39 weeks

Job Summary

Role: SEN Teaching Assistant 

When: ASAP

Where: Hampshire/Berkshire boarder

Job type: Permanent or Temp-perm contract

Salary: £16,000pa based on 39 weeks (term time)

Is experience required: No

SEN Teaching Assistant 

Do you have a passion and talent for supporting children and young people with SEND?

Have you got experience in SEND, be it formal or informal experience?

Or are you looking for an opportunity to start your SEN career?

***Aspiring SEND Teachers and Therapists we are looking for you!***


Why is this SEN Teaching Assistant  role required?

I am working with a SEND school for pupils with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and other associated learning needs. Based in Hampshire on the boarder of Berkshire, this beautiful school is situated in wide open fields across 3 acres of land, perfect for children with sensory processing needs. The school are seeking a number of SEN Teaching Assistants to join their permanent staff team as other experienced TAs progress in their roles.

We are looking for enthusiastic and positive SEN Teaching Assistant who understand the complexities of working with neurodiverse children and who have the skills and abilities to positively impact learning in SEND settings. You will need to be robust and resilient in your role and have a genuine desire to offer the best education to children who have significant and complex learning needs and behavioural disorders.

The school is led by their established and nurturing Headteacher who is integral to the support and wellbeing of their students and staff. They will consider those with no experience in this specialist setting, as long as you come with a positive approach and genuine desire to support neurodiverse children, you will be considered!

The children you will support will all have a diagnosis of Autism and will have severe and complex needs. If you are committed to making a difference in SEND and you have a talent for working with children who have complex cognitive development and behavioural needs, we want to hear from you!

SEN Teaching Assistant  requirements:

  • A passion for working with SEND is essential!
  • Some relevant SEND experience, even if this is growing up with a sibling or close relative with complex needs
  • Desired: Experience of working with children and young people with Autism, behavioural challenges, complex needs, sensory processing, SLCN
  • Desired: Play therapy, Sensory Integration, PBS (positive behaviour support) experience
  • Nurturing and patient manner
  • Willing to be trained and support children with their personal care needs
  • Live a commutable distance either by bus or car, there are buses from Reading and Basingstoke and plenty of parking for drivers


What you can expect as a SEN Teaching Assistant 

  • An established and supportive Headteacher who has years of SEND experience and will support and promote development in your role
  • The opportunity to make a huge social impact, as a SEND LSA you could change the path of someone’s life!
  • To work in a successful SEND school with inspiring educators
  • To work in a supportive team of professionals who pride themselves on their family feel environment and team spirit
  • Specific and formal SEND training from day 1 with opportunities to develop into a fully qualified SEND Teacher, or progress into their therapy team!
  • Pay - £16,000pa and 13 weeks holiday!

Interested in hearing more about this SEN Teaching Assistant role

If you want to hear more about our SEN Teaching Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert or uploading your CV to our website.

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in 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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