SEND Teaching Assistants / Learning Support Assistants

Posted 16 May by Empowering Learning
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Join Us as Dedicated SEND Teaching Assistants and Make a Meaningful Impact!

Are you ready to be a guiding light in the educational journey of young people with special educational needs and complex requirements? Are you passionate about creating a positive environment where every student can flourish? If you're committed, caring, and ready to inspire growth, we invite you to be a part of our team.

Position: SEND Teaching Assistants Location: Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 Contract: Long-term roles, 5 days a week, term-time only

About Our Client: Our client is an exceptional special school, nestled in the heart of Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12. Catering to young people aged 11 to 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), challenging behaviour, and the need for personal care. They're proud to provide an environment where each student is valued, supported, and given the opportunity to flourish.

Why Choose Us? Join a school that is more than just an institution - it's a positive, welcoming community dedicated to nurturing the potential of every student. The school believes in celebrating achievements, setting high expectations, and fostering a happy and caring atmosphere. As a SEND Teaching Assistant, you'll play a crucial role in creating an environment where students can thrive academically and personally.

Key Responsibilities: Your role will involve working closely with students with severe and complex learning difficulties. You'll provide personalised support to help them overcome challenges and develop their communication skills, personal growth, and social development. From assisting in the classroom to helping with personal care, your dedication will make a profound impact on their lives.

What We're Looking For: We're seeking individuals who are compassionate, dedicated, and eager to inspire positive change. Experience working with students with SLD, complex needs, and challenging behaviour is beneficial, but most importantly, we're looking for candidates who are committed to providing unwavering support and guidance. Your positive ethos and belief in the potential of every student will be your greatest asset.


  • Competitive compensation reflecting your dedication and expertise.
  • Long-term roles for stability and ongoing impact.
  • Term-time only schedule for a balanced work-life dynamic.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the personal and academic growth of students.
  • A positive and welcoming environment where every contribution is valued.

How to Apply: If you're excited about creating a nurturing environment where students with special educational needs can thrive, we want to hear from you. Please submit your application, including your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your experience and motivation for joining our team.

Empowering Learning Ltd. are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expect all staff to show this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete Disclosure and Barring Service declarations in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997. You will also be required to provide 2 professional references covering at least the last 2 years, and complete our online application followed by a video or face to face interview. Empowering Learning Ltd is a committed Equal Opportunities Employer and therefore will not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation

Required skills

  • MLD
  • SLD
  • Special Needs
  • EBD
  • PMLD
  • ASD
  • ASC
  • autism
  • SEND
  • Team-Teach
  • SEMH
  • "challenging behaviour"

Reference: 51797895

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