Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant - September 2023

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Harrow, North West London

Ref: 2284Monday 19 February 2024

Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant 

*** Specialist SEN school for pupils with Complex and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

*** Permanent contract - September 2023 

*** Ongoing training provided and career progression opportunities

*** Full-Time (term time only)

Are you a SEN Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant who is interested in working with young people with SEN?

Do you have a passion for supporting pupils with additional needs whilst remaining calm and nurturing?

Interested in receiving extensive training to assist you in supporting the most vulnerable young people?

If so, please read on…

We are working with an amazing SEN school based in the London Borough of Harrow, who are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging SEN Specialists to provide support to pupils aged 3 - 18 with severe and complex learning difficulties.

The school are looking to appoint an energetic, patient, empathetic and skilled SEN Specialists to be based across a mix of different year groups. As the classes are relatively small, being comfortable leading small groups or supporting on a 121 basis is important. Personal care is a requirement in this position, aswell as assisting with toileting and personal hygiene.

SEN Specialist Requirements:

  • Genuine passion for working with young people who require additional support
  • Experience in medical administration, tube feeding and communication strategies are great to have in this position.
  • Empathy, patience, determination, kindness, caring, and having the ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with staff and pupils.
  • Anyone with personal interests in supporting children and young people with learning disabilities, even having personal experience with SEN, such as friends or family members.
  • 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
  • Good timekeeping, available Monday - Friday, Term Time Only

What can you expect as a SEN Specialist?

  • A supporting and encouraging team
  • Amazing facilities are available on-site for pupils
  • Hydrotherapy pool and other excellent resources available
  • Focusing on creative learning and therapeutic education
  • Providing personalized and individualized curriculum for each pupil to ensure they are being supported to their best ability
  • Focusing on life skills as well as developing self-confidence and independence, occasional days out with the pupils to encourage them to develop their interpersonal skills and independence
  • Free parking space available on site
  • Providing a safe and healthy environment for pupils and staff members
  • Ongoing specialist training and CPD
  • Career progression is available with an excellent SLT to help support


Interested in hearing more?

Please get in touch 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.

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