Sen Teaching Assistant

Location Hertfordshire
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact email:
Job ref: J5653
Startdate: 07/06/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant for one of their schools in Hertfordshire.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Job Post: SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Hertfordshire

Hours: Full time - 40 hrs per week, Mon - Fri. Term time only

Salary: £20,941.63 - £22,834.95 actual salary depending on experience and qualifications

About the school:

The school is an independent Special day school which provides a highly specialist learning environment for students aged 6 to 19 who have a range of MLD and SLD needs including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and associated difficulties, who require an individualised, specialist approach. Many of their students have complex medical needs and sensory/ physical impairments. Their students are supported to manage sensory overload, anxiety, low self-esteem, low confidence, and difficulty with transitions which is often demonstrative through their behaviours.


Key Duties:

  • Be crucial in supporting students with their learning, development, and progress in all areas of the curriculum within a range of learning contexts including the classroom, the local environment and within the community.
  • Help young people with a range of needs, including PMLD, complex medical conditions and autism to achieve their educational and personal goals.
  • Support an environment that fosters equality, diversity, and the rights of all young people to be seen as learners and be treated with respect.
  • Place an emphasis on support and empowerment of young people.
  • Develop a greater understanding of Special Education issues; the values of Aurora and demonstrate these in all aspects of the role.
  • Provide high quality support in all aspects of the role.
  • The role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care routines.


Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Willing and able to work towards getting formal qualifications, attend training and to take responsibility for your own development - All fully funded by us
  • Passionate and show compassion for children and young people with additional needs.
  • Ambitious and determined to overcome barriers to learning.
  • A lover of the outdoor and community learning
  • Capable of having a vision to see potential rather than disability.
  • Committed fully to the safeguarding values and procedures.
  • Proactive, rather than reactive
  • Creative thinkers with solution focus
  • Able to work supportively as a team member and confidentially when working independently, within a range of settings.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in relation to their student’s communication needs.
  • Able to understand and deliver effective education and support in line with identified needs.
  • Educated to at least level 2 (or equivalent) Maths and English

Be part of their successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Being part of an accredited highly skilled specialist team
  • Being part of a growing team with shared values and vision
  • Opportunities for meaningful career development
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Perk Box- offering high street discounts.
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Car lease scheme

Blackstone Benefits:

Permanent jobs:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.