SEND Teacher Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Thurrock, Essex

Ref: 4458Tuesday 16 April 2024

SEND Teaching Assistant

Location: Thurrock

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Type: Temp to Perm

Pay: £85 - £95 Per Day PAYE (Dependent on Experience)

I am currently working with a profound SEND school who are looking for passionate and hardworking SEND Teaching Assistant of various levels to support children with special educational needs including Autism (ASC), Speech and language communication needs (SLCN) and Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD).

You will be looking to support vulnerable children from the tender age of 3 up to the age of 11. Being a SEND Teaching assistant is a very emotionally rewarding role, as you will be supporting vulnerable children by supporting them with their educational and emotional needs and actually making a huge impact in their lives.

The school welcomes new graduates who are aspiring SEND Teachers and Therapist's as it's a great place for those looking to grow within an inclusive and welcoming school. This is also a great opportunity for those looking for a new opportunity and environment for experienced SEND Teaching assistant looking for greener pastures to expand their skillset and looking for opportunities to grow.

Located within a newly-refurbished building, the school hosts a range of fantastic facilities and various opportunities for the children to express themselves. This includes small classroom size (7 - 9 students) to ensure that each child is given the attention they need, as well as specialist facilities for IT, food technology and science. There are also calming therapy spaces for students and a Eco Garden for quiet reflection and a large outdoor area with a grassy pitch.

The wellbeing and growth of their staff is also really important as they offer continuous professional development from the day you first start.

Ideal SEND Teaching Assistant

  • Experience and a passion for working with children with SEND ( This can also be personal experience supporting a family member or friend )
  • A naturally compassionate and nurturing person
  • Musically inclined - if you play a musical instrument let me know!!
  • Aspiring SEND Teacher and Therapist - This is a great opportunity to really get involved and gain experience and knowledge by working alongside

Benefits for SEND Teaching Assistant

  • The SEND Teaching Assistant are given ongoing training from day 1 - a lot staff go on to training as teachers at the school.
  • Its also a great opportunity for budding therapists who are looking to gain experience working alongside accomplished Speech and Language and Occupational therapists.
  • Staff wellbeing is always at the forefront of the school and has facilities to assist you with your mental wellbeing
  • They have fantastic facilities at the school including dedicated sensory rooms and a therapy suite to support the additional needs of the pupils.

Monetary Benefits

  • A brilliant salary going up to £120 per day (This is largely dependent on experience)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • A relaxing on-site canteen - you no longer have to worry about what to get (fish and chips on Fridays!!)
  • Car parking space

Your role, as a SEND Teaching Assistant, is to support learners both inside and outside of the classroom. You should be encouraging, inspiring, and a positive role model to the students.

Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch with Anwar at Parker Smith Inclusions!

SEND | Special Needs | Education Jobs | School jobs | Thurrock | Full-Time (term time only) | £85 - £95 PAYE Per Day Dependent on Experience

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