SEND Learning Support, Witham

Job Summary

Reference: 301414027
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Witham
Salary: 70.00 - 90.00 per day
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

Job Description


Are you a Special Educational Needs (SEND) Learning Support Assistant who is looking to work in or around Witham, Essex for part time, temporary, contract and permanent work? The Education Network would like to hear from you.

JOB TITLE: Special Educational Needs (SEND) Learning Support Assistant

START DATE: Flexible Start Dates

LOCATION: Witham, Essex

SALARY: 16,000 - 17,500 for Permanent Full-Time roles. 70 - 90 per day for long term supply.

KEY STAGES: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 (KS1, KS2, KS3 or KS4)

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent, Contract, Temporary and Part time sessional work


You will need to have experience handling challenging students with a knowledge of one or all of the following; Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH), Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). You must be able to remain calm when the need arises and have excellent negotiation skills. You will need to have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships quickly with students and their families.

You must show the ability to see through challenging behaviour, to motivate and inspire reluctant and struggling students coupled with the ability to differentiate work and use students interest's to build innovative and creative lesson.

A recognised qualification in de-escalation and restraint such as PRICE, Team Teach, SCIP or MAPA is desirable but not essential.

You will be working in small classes with either Primary or Secondary aged students Key Stage (KS1) Key Stage (KS2), Key Stage 3 (KS3) or Key Stage 4 (KS4) who have statements for any of the following ASC/BESD/SEMH or school refusers.

You will be expected to give appropriate feedback and maintain records of pupils' progress and development. The successful candidate will be required to prepare pupils for qualifications and external examinations. You will liaise with other professionals, such as medical staff, careers advisers, educational psychologists, social services and education welfare officers.


We are currently working with several SEND schools in and around Witham, Essex and are looking for supply and permanent teaching assistants who have a real passion for SEND.

Our client schools are all extremely supportive to all our staff and are available to offer support and guidance. Having established strong relationships with our client schools over the past few years, The Education Network can confidently say that should you encounter any problems throughout your day our team will be on hand to assist.

You will be assisting teaching across the curriculum, and as there will be a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy. Experience of PECS, MAKATON and any form of training in de escalation i.e. Team Teacher, MAPA or SCAPE would be advantageous.


Click 'Apply', upload your CV (including up to date telephone number and email) or call Georgia Kirby at The Education Network to discuss the role further. If you wish to look at other roles in Witham, Essex please search for 'The Education Network' and browse through our other opportunities. If you are unable to find the job you are looking for, please give us a call on 01245392580 and we would be more than happy to discuss the newest jobs we have available.

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Due to the expected volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.

The Education Network only works within the education sector; therefore we understand the impact our service has on our schools. We believe our candidates should positively contribute to the schools development. We continue to provide an excellent service with a commitment to building long lasting relationships with our candidates.

The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance+ standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.