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Special Needs Support Assistant

Smart TeachersEaling

Special Needs Support Assistant  


Pay £85-91 per day via PAYE

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: experience of working with Autism and challenging behaviour, Team Teach trained and knowledge of Makaton.

Contract dates 

January 2022– July 2022

The role

Smart Teachers are seeking to recruit skilled and experienced Special Needs Support Assistants to support children at both Key Stage 1 and 2 on a 1:1 basis. The children as a whole are mainly on the Autistic spectrum and will need dedicated and knowledgeable individuals to support them both in and out of class when required. The role will be 5 days a week, 0830-1530. Successful candidates need to remain professional at all times and display a calm expertise when supporting vulnerable children.

The school

Located in an easily accessible spot within the London borough of Ealing, staff working here have always commented on its friendly and supportive environment, Children are very happy to come to school, and are always eager to learn. It is two-form entry in size and has an attached provision for children who display a broad range of additional needs from mild to the more severe. The school community is very cohesive with the parents encouraged to be actively in school life, and also has a great reputation for its inclusivity.


To be considered for the Special Needs Support Assistant position, you will:

• Have knowledge of working with children with Autism 

• Be team teach trained and Makaton trained to a moderate/advanced level

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Smart Teachers

Smart Teachers is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. 

As a valued employee of Smart Teachers you will receive: 

• Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. 

• Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria). 

• Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). 

• Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to. 

• FREE training to help with your professional development

• Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. 

• Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are a Special Needs Support Assistant who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Smart teachers, please contact Daniel Dunn-Stuart on 0203 968 7199 and quote reference DDSSNSA18833.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call. 


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