• SEN – Autism
  • SEN – SEMH
  • SEND
  • Leicester
  • Job Area: Leicester

Do you thrive in an inclusive environment? Zest is currently recruiting for a full-time SEND Learning Support Assistant (LSA) on a long-term basis on behalf of a school based in South Leicester. The role will be starting as soon as possible for the right candidate.

This school caters for students between the ages of 4yo-19yo with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH), ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The successful SEND Learning Support Assistant will have experience working with individuals of a similar nature and demonstrate patience and empathy towards the students.


Responsibilities of the SEND Learning Support Assistant role include:

  • Building rapport with students, promoting, and encouraging their independence
  • De-escalating any situations that may occur
  • Keeping the students engaged with the lesson plans provided by the class teacher
  • Relaying student feedback and progress to the class teacher


Requirements of the SEND Learning Support Assistant role include:

  • A genuine passion for working with students with special educational needs
  • Excellent behaviour management skills
  • Sound knowledge of the current safeguarding processes and the confidence to apply processes when required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Chris at chris@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 within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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