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SEN LSA - PMLD - Autism

  • Location

    Greenwich, London

  • Sector:

    Special Education Needs

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  • Salary:

    £80 - £90 per annum

  • Contact:

    Carly Walters

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Duration:

    Long term perm

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Learning Support Assistant - Graduate Opportunity - PMLD - Autism - Greenwich

The question:

Would you like to work with young people who need additional support at school? Do you have a passion for working with people who have mental health needs?

The opportunity:

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with previous SEN experience OR a Graduate with a keen interest in this area of work. It is the perfect position for someone in search of well-structured experience before going on to Teacher training, a Master's Degree or Doctorate.

The school is situated in Greenwich and has numerous sites that support students with a range of additional learning and behavioural needs. This particular opportunity is to work with students who have social, emotional mental health needs. This could be due to a personality disorder or trauma throughout their lives. If you have aspirations to work in youth justice or with young offenders then this is ideal for you. Someone with a psychology or criminology degree will thrive in this environment.

What is involved:

  • Providing assistance and supervision for students before, during and after lessons
  • Assisting students to understand and participate in set tasks in an appropriate way
  • Assisting with note taking and supporting literacy and numeracy
  • Working with a class, a small group or individual learners
  • Helping to build confidence and motivation
  • Participating in team meetings and training programmes as an active member of a team
  • Working with managers and employees to support the developing culture of the organisation
  • Following regulations pertaining to safeguarding
  • Where required, supporting individual needs including assisting with a wide range of medical and occasionally personal care tasks as necessary and providing physical support where needed (training will be provided in giving medical care and support)

What is required:

  • An Undergraduate Degree (preferable) and/or previous SEN experience
  • Good general education levels in English and Maths
  • Knowledge, keen interest or understanding of the range of different types of learning difficulties and disabilities (SEMH, ASC, challenging behaviour)
  • Ability to adapt to a various working environments and students with differing abilities
  • A co-operative working style
  • Practical approach to the needs of students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill and a caring attitude
  • Flexibility in terms of working patterns


  • SEN LSA - Graduate Learner Support Assistant - Teaching Assistant
  • £80 to £90 daily rate (5-day week)
  • Special Educational Needs
  • September 2021 to July 2022 (one year contract)
  • Apply directly via this advert or call Carly Walters on, 0208 418 1390