Job Description

Job Title: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support Assistant 

Location: Thetford, Norfolk
Contract Type: Full-Time, temp to perm (Long-term, ongoing)
Salary: £74.00 - £86.00 per day

We are seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as SEN Support Assistants. If you have educational or care work experience with young people, particularly those with behavioural and mental health challenges, we want to hear from you.

SEN School: 
Our spacious and impressive partner specialist school in Thetford, Norfolk caters for 11 - 18 year olds who have experienced diffculty settling into mainstream education. This nurturing setting provides unique support to these pupils who may have specific learning disabilities or more complex communication and interaction difficulties (associated with autism spectrum conditions). Some students may also have social emotional mental health (SEMH) needs.

Key Requirements: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support Assistant: 
  • Educational or Care Work Experience: Demonstrable experience working with young people in educational or care settings. Experience with SEMH needs is highly desirable, but we are open to candidates with relevant experience and a genuine commitment to the well-being of students.
  • Academic Qualifications: While Grades C and above in English, Maths, and Science are preferred, we are open to negotiating requirements based on your experience and passion for the role.
  • Behavioural and Mental Health Support: Experience in supporting young people with behavioural issues and/or mental health challenges. Your ability to build positive relationships and provide effective support is essential.
  • Resilience: The role demands a high level of resilience, as you will be instrumental in creating a supportive and nurturing environment for students facing SEMH needs and other learning disabilities.
  • Physical Intervention Training: A valid, in-date physical intervention training certificate is preferred. For the right candidates, discussions around obtaining or renewing this qualification can be arranged.

Benefits: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support Assistant: 
  • Long-Term Placement: This is a unique opportunity for individuals seeking a stable and long-term placement, contributing to the continuous support and development of our students.
  • Term-Time Only: Enjoy a work schedule aligned with school terms, allowing for a healthy work-life balance.

Inspire EHC ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and at least two independent references. Inspire EHC ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Embark on a fulfilling journey with us, helping shape the future of our amazing students Thetford, Norfolk!