SEN Learning Support Assistant

Philosophy Education



SEND Learning Support Assistant

Sixth Form SEND unit


Full-time contract

Start date: September 2024 (Interviews to be held in July 2024)


Are you a dedicated and caring Learning Support Assistant looking for a new full-time position in September?


A well-resourced Special Needs Unit within a sixth-form college in Greenwich are looking for Learning Support Assistants to join their staff on a full-time basis from September 2024.


The role


As a Learning Support Assistant, you’ll be working within the specialist SEND unit within this vibrant and popular sixth form college. Students within the unit are aged between 16 and 18 years and have a range of learning and development needs including Autism, ADHD and sensory needs.


You will work closely alongside qualified teachers and professionals to provide support for students within the unit. There is a focus on enabling students to learn as effectively possible on their own and in groups, considering their needs. You will be required to identify opportunities for the student (s) to work independently where appropriate.  


Duties will include:

  • Supporting students attending the SEND unit
  • Assisting with the general pastoral care of the students
  • Providing support for students’ emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with the College’s Behaviour Policy
  • Provide one to one support, where required
  • Assist in planning of activities
  • Assist with the supervision of students outside of lesson times.



The school are looking for SEND Learning Support Assistants who has:


  • Experience supporting children or adults with special educational needs
  • A positive and pro-active approach
  • A dedicated attitude with the ability to commit to a full-time position
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • Good written and verbal English


The College:


This successful, vibrant sixth-form college is based in Greenwich and offers a dynamic range of courses for post-16 education. They support school leavers and adults to looking to update skills and have specialised centres to support students with SEND and challenging behaviours. They have state of art facilities to help prepare their students for the workplace:

  • Music and recording TV Studios
  • Mac Computer Suites
  • Learning and Resource Centre
  • Specialist staff centre – Education Psychologist department. Speech and Language Therapists and Communication Support Workers department

If this role is of interest, please apply ASAP with an up-to-date CV outlining your skills and experience. Interviews will be held in July with contracts starting in September 2024.


We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Philosophy Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.