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SEND Learning Support Assistant


Type: Temporary

Start: as required (ASAP)

Location: Calne

pay: £70 – £80 per day

We provide absence cover and temporary ‘capacity cover’ for an SEND alternative provision setting in Calne that provide services for pupils in the primary phase. The pupils display challenging behaviour and have SEN relating mostly to SEMH. We are currently recruiting staff able to work on an ad-hoc basis for the setting.

If you have skills in using the THRIVE approach and previous experience in positive behaviour strategies such as Team Teach then you will be well suited for working in this setting.

The type of absence cover will vary but will include covering for staff absence; sometimes at short notice but usually with notice. Also, ‘capacity cover’ which may be for a couple of weeks at a time in case there’s a requirement for enhanced staff numbers for the amount of students currently in the setting. Normal working hours are 830am – 330pm but there will likely be room for some flexibility with these hours.

This is a privately run alternative provision with a highly personable and child-centered approach to education. There are both classroom based and outdoor activities education for all students. The setting have good facilities available including outdoor space, a swimming pool, animals and local amenties which they make full use of.

If you are someone that focuses on providing excellent education opportunities & support for young learners whilst ensuring their safety, well-being and following safeguarding policies & procedures, you’ll be an ideal applicant.

Opportunities for permanent employment also arise at the setting as a result of their success and increasing numbers of pupil referrals. The setting is poised for expansion so if you would like to do temporary work with a view to being considered for future permanent opportunities, this would is an ideal opportunity for you.

Elementa is the recruiting partner therefore applicants being considered for the role after pre-screening will be required to complete the full registration process for Elementa. This includes full vetting & background checks and application for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure unless you have a current DBS on the update service.

If you have the relevant skills and experience necessary for this role then please apply with your full up to date CV. All applicants will be promptly responded to

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