• SEN – Autism
  • SEN – EBD
  • SEN – MLD
  • SEN – PMLD
  • SEN – SLD
  • SEND
  • Staffordshire

Zest Education are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to work in a special educational needs school located in Rugeley. This is a full-time position starting September 2022 and will continue on a long term basis into the new academic year.

This is a specialist residential school with two attached children’s homes, this school caters for children from the age of five to nineteen with Autism (ASC), social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). All students have associated learning difficulties within the moderate to severe range. Due to the needs of the children, we are ideally looking for an individual with previous SEND experience or within a care setting.

The school has picturesque surroundings which does weekly trips out to Cannock Chase and even participate in Duke of Edinburgh. The role will require you to quickly build engaging relationships with small groups of children, and you will need to work closely as a team with the class teacher and other teaching assistants.

The role:

  • We are looking for someone with previous experience with special educational needs or within the care setting
  • You will need to be confident with behaviour management and working with student with Autism, social and emotional mental health issues
  • This school caters for a variety of ages, so you may be required to work with both primary and secondary aged students

If you are interested in this temporary position or want to find out more, email Steph Guy on steph@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years, teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

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