SEND LSA Positions!

Buckinghamshire, SL8 Sam Wightman
Temporary/Full Time £14,000.00 - £19,500.00

Posted 18 days ago

Role: SEND Teaching Assistant  

Location: Marlow

Start Date: September starts Available.  

Contract: Full-time, Long-term contract

Simply Education is seeking to appoint a SEND Teaching Assistant to work with a group of students who have become disconnected with their learning. The successful SEND Teaching Assistant will have resilience and be able to model and promote high behaviour expectations. It is vital that you can communicate effectively and build rapport and common interests with the students to inspire and motivate them.


As a SEND Teaching Assistant, you will work collaboratively to support students to build their resilience, self-worth, and ability to manage and self-regulate their own feelings. Consequently, their children become confident, contributing members of society who go on to become successful adults, leading happy lives. The students and staff work collaboratively to create an appealing learning space and reflection area. One of the school’s regulation stations is themed as the north pole and creates a safe space in the form of an igloo where the students can have the time and space they need.

The ideal SEND Teaching Assistant for this role will have experience working in education, be comfortable contributing to the school and classroom values and ethos and be committed to supporting students with social emotional and mental health needs. You will have excellent communication skills, be adaptable and flexible, and have a passion for helping young people to achieve their full potential.

If you are interested in this exciting SEND Teaching Assistant opportunity to work with a school that is dedicated to supporting students and developing their skills, please get in touch with Simply Education today. We look forward to hearing from you!


Advantages of working in an SEMH environment:

-Shorter working hours which will help you to establish a better work life balance.

- Smaller class sizes where you can really get to know your students

-More non-contact time so marking can be done during the working hours

- Flexibility within the curriculum meaning you can be creative with your approach.

- Satisfaction in supporting and seeing students reach their full potential.


Key Responsibilities:

- Work with the students' Teacher to deliver high-quality bespoke learning opportunities.

- Support the students to become re-engaged with their learning.

- Model and promote high behaviour expectations.

- Communicate effectively and build rapport and common interests with the students to inspire and motivate them.

- Work closely with the students' Tutor to Prepare the students for life beyond school.


Key Requirements:

- An understanding of working with disengaged students.

- Knowledge and understanding of vocational education.

- Strong communication skills.

- Resilience and the ability to model and promote high behaviour expectations.

- Ability to inspire and motivate students.

- Willingness to learn new skills and techniques.

- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

- Driving license and access to own transport is desirable.


The key benefits for working with Simply Education are:

-Your own dedicated consultant who will support, advise, and guide you through the registration process.

-24/7 access to your dedicated consultant via phone/text/email – That can answer any arising questions or needs.

-Exclusive access to our Educational Development Managers – We offer several SEND courses such as Autism Awareness, De-escalation Practices, An introduction to the role of a Teaching Assistant and Behaviour management. All our courses are completely free and will help you to upskill your understanding and approach.

-Competitive rates of pay.

-Minimal administration (no time sheets!) – At Simply Education we pride ourselves in making the process easier for you as candidates. We process all timesheets for you ensuring the pay is always on time.

-Email and SMS verification of bookings – For all bookings you will receive a booking confirmation and directs to the school. You will also have access to an online diary system where you can view your bookings and update your availability.

-£75 referral scheme - If you refer a friend to us both you and your friend will receive a £75 bonus following the successful completion of 10 days.


If you are a passionate, enthusiastic, and experienced SEND Teaching Assistant who is committed to supporting students who have become disconnected with their learning, please apply today.


If you are interested in this, SEND Teaching Assistant position, please click 'apply now' and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.  Alternatively, for an informal chat about the SEND Teaching Assistant role please contact Sam Wightman, at our Buckinghamshire branch on 01494 980 147. 


Your consultant will be in touch with you to arrange the next steps in the recruitment process. All successful applicants will be required to attend an interview (online or face-to-face) and to undergo relevant safeguarding checks, including a full application form. All candidates who register with Simply Education will also have 2 years referencing taken up and will be required to have an enhanced DBS check completed. All offers are conditional pending the completion of all relevant checks. 



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