Learning Support Assistant

Location: Ilkeston
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: LT271023LSA(RE-DE)-2
Salary: £13,495 per year
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Are you looking for opportunities to work in a Special Needs environment?

Do you want to make a positive impact to the lives of pupils every day?

If so, then do not miss out on the opportunity!


A Special Educational Needs provision, based in the Derbyshire area, require staff to support pupils aged between 5 to 19 years with a variety of special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), SEMH, behaviours that challenge, MLD, SLD and speech, language and communications needs. Staff are encouraged to help pupils build on their resilience, respect, confidence and to take responsibility for their work and behaviour, in order to reach their full potential. 

The provision require confident, caring, empathetic and reliable teaching assistants or Higher-Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) to join their support team. You will be required to provide general support and to work on a one-to-one basis or in small groups, delivering the work set by the Teacher. 

Previous experience of working with Special Education Needs pupils is desirable, but not essential. Those wishing to gain experience in this field are more than welcome to apply for the position but need to explain what transferable skills they have to bring to the role. Training can be provided to successful candidates. All applicants must be able to drive and have access to a car at all times. Team Teach & NAPPI training (or similar training) are highly desirable but not essential as training can be provided.

If you are successful for the role, then the job can go on a temp to permanent scheme in place, (this is agreed with the client) – please apply for the role or contact us to find out more information!

About the Role:
Special Needs Teaching Assistant or HLTAs
ASAP – Full time and Part time work available (Min of 3 days)
Monday to Friday (Term Time)
8.30am – 4.00pm
£385 - £435 per week

Need to be able to drive and have access to a car at all times - essential 

Ideal Candidate:
Previous childcare/SEN experience (6 months or more) - highly desirable but not essential (please state transferable skills for the role)

Caring & Nurturing

Confident & Reliable

Driving - essential

Team Teach & NAPPI trained or experienced - highly desirable but not essential.

TA Qualification L3 - desirable but not essential 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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