Learning Support Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION

Horizon Teachers are working very closely with Special Education Needs or Disabilities (SEND) Schools in locations throughout West London and surrounding areas looking to recruit Teaching Assistants and/or Learning Support Mentors who have experience of working with children and young adults with additional needs including Autism, Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties and Learning Disabilities. Some of our Specialist SEND Schools cater for pupils with Complex Needs such as Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties. These are term time posts starting ASAP on a temporary basis leading to a permanent roles for the right candidate.
The successful applicants will be based in very supportive departments working alongside other teaching assistants, qualified teachers and a dedicated Horizon Teachers Consultant. The right applicant will expect small class sizes, supportive classroom practitioners and a passionate senior leadership team who support CPD opportunities.

The Specialist Schools we work with have good funding and provide interactive learning environments for the needs and requirements of all their learners. They are in line with the National Curriculum, child-centred and directed learning through specific strategies and techniques, with a clear focus on improving communication and interaction skills through positive interventions.

We want you to apply if, you are looking to work away from a mainstream setting but want to continue to develop as a teaching assistant gaining valuable skills and are passionate about working with children irrespective of their learning requirements. This is a great way of adding to your CV and bringing your skills to an environment where you can work as part of a team to develop workshops and a range of learning activities.

Applicants are required to have:
·A minimum qualification of grade C in English and Maths at GCSE level
·A valid DBS certificate (we can support with your application)
·Previous experience of supporting children
If you feel you are ready for your next role or want to add to your existing experience as a Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Mentor, please apply with your CV for an immediate interview and a paid trial day with a designated school!

Why Horizon Teachers?

  • We work with all respectable payroll companies
  • We uplift the salary of candidates registered with payroll companies
  • We pay the comparable salary as of week 12 if working within the same position for that period


Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement.



Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement.

Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

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£60 - £85 per day
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