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Specialist Support Worker

Teaching Personnel

£12.90 - 14.00 per hour


Temporary | Full Time



Level 2 Specialist Teaching Assistant


A specialist outwards looking, inclusive SEN/SEMH school based in Darwen are advertising for teaching assistants full time to start in September. The school caters for young people aged 11-19 that may have special educational needs and may have struggles with their social, emotional and mental health needs. 

The school is committed to providing outstanding opportunities for all of its students to enable them to develop to their full potential. By providing excellent teaching and support with an inspiring curriculum enriched by latest technology. The school is committed to ensuring its students feel safe, comfortable and are able to overcome a diverse array of learning difficulties and additional challenges.

If you hold a Level 2 or above qualification and are passionate about supporting and developing young people then this role could be for you. The school want to hire passionate and confident individuals who can provide nurturing support. 

This is a part time role (32.5 hours term time only). If successful, the salary received will be paid on a pro rata basis.

The school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. 


Essential Qualifications and experience

  • NVQ level 2 or above qualification – appropriate for the role advertised or equivalent.
  • GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.
  • Recent experience of working with children in KS1 or KS2. 
  • Knowledge of classrom roles and responsibilities.
  • Recent experience of supporting and assisting pupils with their learning.


Desirable Qualifications and experience

  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Team Teach Certificate.
  • Experience of administrative tasks. 
  • Experience of working with children with SEND.
  • Experience of supporting children with challenging behaviour.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Katie on 01772 301154 or

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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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