Teaching Assistant – SEN

Location: Meldreth, Nr Royston, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border

Salary: £11.00 – £12.00 per hour (£19,654.80 – £21,441.60 actual salary) depending on experience and qualifications

Hours: Full time – 40 hrs per week, Mon – Fri. Term time only

School Staffing Solution are worrking on behalf of an independent Special day school which provides a highly specialist learning environment for students aged 6 to 19 who have a range of MLD and SLD needs including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and associated difficulties, who require an individualised, specialist approach.

Many of the students have complex medical needs and sensory/ physical impairments. The students are supported to manage sensory overload, anxiety, low self-esteem, low confidence, and difficulty with transitions which is often demonstrative through their behaviours.


  • Being part of an accredited highly skilled specialist team
  • Being part of a growing team with shared values and vision
  • Opportunities for meaningful career development
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Perk Box- offering high street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme

Role responsibilities:

  • Be crucial in supporting students with their learning, development and progress in all areas of the curriculum within a range of learning contexts
  • Help young people with a range of needs, including PMLD, complex medical conditions and autism to achieve their educational and personal goals
  • Support an environment that fosters equality, diversity and the rights of all young people to be seen as learners and be treated with respect
  • Place an emphasis on support and empowerment of young people
  • Develop a greater understanding of Special Education issues and demonstrate these in all aspects of the role
  • Provide high quality support in all aspects of the role
  • The role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care routines

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Willing and able to work towards getting formal qualifications, attend training and to take responsibility for your own development – All fully funded.
  • Passionate and show compassion for children and young people with additional needs
  • Ambitious and determined to overcome barriers to learning
  • A lover of the outdoor and community learning
  • Capable of having a vision to see potential rather than disability
  • Committed fully to safeguarding values and procedures
  • Proactive, rather than reactive
  • Creative thinkers with solution focus
  • Able to work supportively as a team member and confidentially when working independently, within a range of settings
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in relation to the students communication needs
  • Able to understand and deliver effective education and support in line with identified needs
  • Educated to at least level 4 (or equivalent) Maths and English

If you are interested in this role please apply today!

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