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Special Needs Teaching Assistant


Job Description:

  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant
  • Special Needs school
  • South East London
  • ASAP Start
  • 8.30am - 4.00pm 
  • Ongoing contract

Do you have experience supporting young children with Special Educational Needs and are looking for a new role?

Maybe you are looking to begin a career in Special Educational Needs?

We are currently working with a Special Needs school in South East London who have an opportunity for a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join their school as soon as possible.

The Role 

In this role you will be working in a class of 5 primary age pupils, all who have complex needs and ASD.

Pupils in the class can display challenging behaviour and can sometime require support to calm situations and may need restraining. There are 5 adults in the class who provide 1 to 1 support to pupils on a rota. You will be working with every child in the class at different points in the week. The pupils will require personal care, support with eating and daily tasks as well as support in lessons. You will be using a variety of teaching and communication methods including PECS, Attention Autism,

The school are looking for a teaching assistant who is very confident and open to provide care and support to young children with this level of complex needs.

The school are open to applications from Special Needs Teaching Assistants with previous experience or care settings, or passionate and committed individuals looking to enter the sector.

The school

This small, welcoming Special Needs School is based in South East London and specializes in the teaching of children on the autistic spectrum. They offer a curriculum which includes various therapies including music and animal therapy. They have a hydrotherapy pool and a range of specially designed facilities to support pupils. There are excellent professional development opportunities at the school. The school is easily accessible and has good local transport links.

To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date CV ASAP.


We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Philosophy Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.


  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education

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