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Connecting Talent to opportunity

PMLD Teaching Assistant


Job Description:


  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant
  • Full-time contracts and flexible cover
  • SEND Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Croydon
  • £80 - £95 per day

We are currently recruiting Special Needs Teaching Assistants to work on a full-time basis in SEND specialist schools across Croydon from September 2023.

We have full-time Special Needs Teaching Assistant opportunities in specialist schools supporting children and young people with a range of learning and development needs including Autism, PMLD and Behavioural Needs (SEMH).



PMLD (Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties)

When working with students with PMLD, your role will combine personal care support including feeding and physical support alongside supporting developmental activities. Most of the children you will be supporting will be non-verbal, unable to walk unaided with multiple disabilities/complex health needs, This is an excellent option for those with previous experience supporting children or adults in a care setting. PMLD schools are experts in supporting children with these needs and this is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop your skills and experience.



We are interested in applications from:

  • Experienced Teaching Assistants looking for a position in Special Needs
  • Healthcare / social care workers
  • Youth workers
  • Community support workers

You will need an Enhanced DBS certificate to work with children (don't worry if you haven't got one, we can help you get one) and 2 references covering the past two years.

Most importantly you need a caring, dedicated and professional approach to working with young children with special educational needs.


If you have the skills and experience and are keen to secure a full-time role or in a special needs school, just press 'Apply Now' and one of our experienced consultants will be in touch to discuss the opportunities available.


  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

    Temporary, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education

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