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Play Worker Expiring soon

Teaching Personnel

£65 - 80 per day + paid specialist training

Greater London

Temporary | Full Time



Do you have experience as a play worker with special needs?

Are you living in Ealing, Harrow or Northolt and interested in working with children in schools?

Join an amazing team and outstanding special needs school as a special needs teaching assistant this September!

We currently have looking to appoint up to 8 special needs teaching assistants to start 1st September 2020 in a Special Needs primary school in Ealing. The positions are across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 classes in both the school's autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) departments. 

The school are interested in play workers primarily with experience supporting children, autism, sensory needs and physical disabilities. There are currently positions available in Early Years, Reception, Year 1 and mixed age classes. Some children within the autism department will be non-verbal, have hearing or visual impairments, display challenging behaviours and need additional assistance with personal care. A majority of children within the PMLD department will be non-verbal, have severe sensory needs, be in wheelchairs and need support with moving and handling and personal care.

You will support children 1:1 and in small groups with play, individual learning programmes and therapy. Additionally, successful play workers will assist in observing, recording and reporting progress and creating resources to use in class. Due to associated challenging behaviours, play workers will need to be consistent, patient, understand boundaries and have effective de-escalation skills.  

The school is located local to both Greenford and Sudbury Hill Station in Ealing, rated by Ofsted as Outstanding (2020, 2012 and 2009) and renowned for their specialist training provided to staff and creative approach to learning.

With virtual interviews to be held from the 1st July 2020 for successful health care assistants send your CV now to be considered.

Location: Ealing

Pay rate: GBP65 upwards per day (dependent on experience)

Hours: 8:30 - 4:00pm (Monday to Fridays or 3 weekdays minimum during school term time)

All health care assistants to ideally have experience in:

  • Working with children with severe learning difficulties including autism and challenging behaviours (sensory needs and aggressive)
  • Working with children with physical disabilities or medical conditions to support in PMLD roles
  • Understanding childhood development, e.g. early years’ experience, understanding developing children’s play skills, communication and understanding
  • Supporting with aspects of personal care (feeding, toileting etc)
  • Supporting with therapy programmes (physio, speech & language, OT)
  • PECs, Makaton, Objects of Reference and/or total communication
  • Understanding importance of consistency, routines, boundaries and structures in place

Applications from graduates and those with personal 1:1 experience supporting special needs will also be considered due to the complex needs of the pupils.

If you have experience as a play worker and are available for September positions in Ealing send your updated CV today.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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