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Learning Support Assistant – SEN

SEN Teaching Assistant – BSL Trained

Watford – Hertfordshire  

Full or part time

ASAP start

The School:

Supply desk is pleased to be working with a special needs school local to Watford that prides itself on providing a nurturing and inclusive environment for children with SEND allowing for them to succeed to the best of their ability no matter what challenges they may face. The pupils and students have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and supports children from the ages of 2-19. The school has excellent facilities and access to a range of resources such as a therapy suite, sensory rooms and gardens.  

This is a chance to diversify your own career and move into an incredibly rewarding role within a SEN school. Applicants with previous experience as an SEND Teaching Assistant (main stream or special needs schools) are also welcomed. You will be responsible for working with children and supporting their complex needs as part of a team of TA’s alongside a teacher in a rich and stimulating environment.


The role will require the following responsibilities;

  • Supporting students with severe and complex needs including Autism and Asperger’s, down syndrome and cerebral palsy
  • Providing students with personal care assistance
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • BSL (British Sign Language) trained or experience dealing with hearing impaired pupils. 
  • Collaborating with the teacher and assisting with creating activities
  • Recording students’ progress and feeding back to the teacher
  • Will work one to one with some students

The ideal candidate will have /be;

  • Previous experience with Autism is ideal
  • Good knowledge of SEN and passion to develop
  • Able to manage challenging behaviour
  • Able to commit to working fixed days – full or part time
  • Has a clear and valid DBS on the update service  or willing to obtain one
  • Able to assist pupils/ students with personal care

To take full advantage of this opportunity please forward your CV to Andre.Cruickshank@SupplyDesk.co.uk or call Andre Cruickshank on: 01923 295 300 | 07787 276 270 for more information.

Due to the overwhelming response to online advertising, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Supply Desk offer a £100 ‘Golden Hello’ for anyone who introduces a teacher/teaching assistant. Get in touch for further details.

Supply Desk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment and meet Safer Recruitment standards.


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