We currently have learning support assistant (LSA) positions for Psychology and Social Sciences graduates in West and South West London. Positions available are to start immediately either full-time or part-time (minimum of 3 weekdays, Monday to Fridays 8:30-4:00pm on average) dependant on a valid child DBS on the update service.
- Learning Support Assistant position in special need primary school in Greenford, Ealing (2 departments)
- Special Needs Support Assistant position in a special need primary and secondary school in Twickenham, Richmond (2 departments)
With two specialist schools in West and South West London we are looking for confident, adaptable, passionate and readily available graduates.
What the special schools offer:
- Competitive Pay (£66 to £75 per day, negotiable dependant on experience)
- Full-time or part-time positions
- Permanent contract opportunities with career progression opportunities
- Warm and supportive working environment with focus on staff wellbeing and development
- In-house support and training (Makaton, PECS and/or sensory resources)
- State of the are specialist facilities (therapy rooms, sensory rooms, hydrotherapy pool and outdoor learning)
- Parking on site (first come, first serve!)
- Accessible by public transport - Twickenham rail, Piccadilly or Central Line for Greenford or Sudbury Hill stations
Having a degree in Psychology or Social Sciences is highly beneficial due to the areas of study in special needs, mental health, child development, high risk children and therapy. However, what matters most to both schools is having confidence managing behaviours and supporting vulnerable children with special educational needs.
The schools caters for pupils with a SEN diagnosis across Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4. Children are referred to school for a range of reasons including severe learning difficulties, medical and social difficulties that cannot be supported in mainstream schools.
SEN resources and support training such as PECS, TEACCH, Makaton, Positive Behaviour Support or Team Teach is ideal but not essential. However, being open to supporting children with personal care or moving and handling is required (training can be provided).
Experience supporting special needs or social difficulties whether it is through parenting, siblings, voluntary or paid work is a significant bonus.
If you are interested in SEN or therapy and keen on supporting vulnerable children, apply now!