Special Needs Support (In Schools)

Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary SEN Support
Reference: JF09/02/24
Salary: £385 - 450 per week
Job Published: 24 days ago

Special Needs Support (In Schools)

Location: East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Bulwell

Job Type: Permanent, expected to work Full-Time hours (Monday-Friday)

Primary Industry: Education and Training

Salary: £385 - £450 Per week

Qualifications (desired, not essential): Level 3 Teaching & Learning Support

Skills: Special Needs, Care Assistant, Looking After Children

Company Branding:

They are a 'Small School that makes a Big Difference!' - We aspire to ensure 'Excellence For All!'

The school values are at the core of everything they do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

We want everyone in the school to enjoy their work and play without fear of disruption or bullying. Expectations are high, and we insist on extremely high standards of behaviour and attitude from every pupil.

Job Duties:

  • Provide support and assistance to students with special educational needs in a school setting.
  • Assist students with their daily activities, including personal care, feeding, and mobility.
  • Implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and follow specific strategies to support students' learning and development.
  • Collaborate with teachers, therapists, and other professionals to create a conducive learning environment for students with special needs.
  • Monitor and track students' progress, documenting observations and providing feedback to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Help students develop their social skills, communication abilities, and independence.
  • Manage challenging behaviours and provide behaviour support interventions as needed.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of students at all times.
  • Participate in training and professional development activities to enhance knowledge and skills in special needs support.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and reports related to students' progress and support provided.

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a Level 3 qualification in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of special needs support in an educational setting.
  • Have experience or training in caring for children with special needs.


  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant field.


  • Prior experience or training in caring for children with special needs.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of special needs support and inclusive education practises.
  • Ability to provide personal care and support to students with special needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with students, parents, and professionals.
  • Ability to implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and adapt teaching strategies to meet students' needs.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management techniques and ability to effectively manage challenging behaviours.
  • Strong organisational skills to maintain accurate records and reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional qualifications in special education or related fields.
  • First Aid/CPR certification.

Working Conditions:

  • Work in a school setting, primarily assisting students with special educational needs.
  • Full-time position, expected to work standard school hours.
  • May involve occasional physical exertion when providing personal care or assisting with mobility.
  • Collaboration with teachers, therapists, and other professionals to support students' needs.
  • Opportunities for training and professional development.

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.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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