SEN Teaching Assistant - Alternative provision

Location: South Ockendon
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary SEN Support
Reference: BXE2024
Salary: £70 - 90 per day
Job Published: 8 days ago

A school in Thurrock are looking to appoint a SEN Learning Support Assistant who has experience, or an interest, in supporting children with special educational needs, such as autism.

You will be based in the schools' Alternative Provision and have a passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey. 


They need someone resilient and have excellent de-escalation skills. The ideal candidate will be able to nurture supportive relationships and be able to demonstrate a practical, hands-on approach to supporting teaching. In addition to this, you will be required to assist the children during the lunch time.


The ideal candidate will have:

· Experience or interest in supporting pupils with a range of needs e.g. Asperger's, Autism, ADHD, speech and / or language difficulties, cerebral palsy

· Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour

· Knowledge of successful strategies to engage pupils with specific and significant needs

· Experience of the EYFS and / or KS1 curriculum

· Flexible and adaptable with timetabling and the daily routines

· Excellent communication skills

· English and Maths GCSE A - C (or equivalent, or relevant qualification)

· Basic ICT/computer skills

· Ability to liaise with parents and relevant staff

· Personal Care

· Strong behaviour management skills


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All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see 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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