SEN Teaching Assistants

Salary: Grade 1C Scale 8 - 9 (Actual Salary dependent upon hours and experience)

Hours: Full and Part Time Hours will be considered    

Working Pattern: Term Time Only (39 weeks)

Required: ASAP

Linden Lodge School is a day and weekly residential special school for visually impaired children and young adults (2 - 19 yrs) many of whom are multi disabled with complex needs. At our recent Ofsted (February 2017), our school was judged to be a good school with an outstanding Early Years provision.   

We are looking for an enthusiastic and caring Teaching Assistants to support the learning and development of our pupils who have visual impairment together with physical and communication difficulties. This role involves support in the classroom and includes physical work and personal care of pupils including for some medical interventions.

You do not need to have previous experience as full training will be provided from our experienced team.

We are a happy continually developing special school for pupils 2-19years. We need staff with a caring responsible attitude, high expectations and the ability to work in a team.

We are looking for Teaching Assistants who are able to fulfil the following roles:

Teaching Assistant for pupils with complex medical needs and PMLD: This role includes supporting learning and developments programmes and personal care (Primary and Secondary).

Teaching Assistant – Early Years: This role includes supporting learning and developments programmes and personal care

Teaching Assistant – Secondary VI/Curriculum Support: This role includes supporting secondary aged visually impaired pupils to access the curriculum

Teaching Assistant – Braille and Vision Impairment: This role includes enabling Visually Impaired pupils to access the curriculum (Primary and Secondary)

Teaching Assistant – ASD: This role involves supporting pupils with ASD

Learning Mentor – This role involves supporting pupils through positive behaviour support.

When we shortlist we will ask for proof of qualifications at interview. References will be requested during our shortlisting and therefore we ask applicants to let their referees know in advance and ensure the correct contact details are on the form.

School Tour: We encourage applicants to visit us. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Louise Greenwood to arrange a suitable date and time.

Completed application should be returned to the school by email to

Downloadable Documents
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form

Closing Date: Ongoing

Interviews: To be confirmed

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

CVs are not accepted.

Please note: Linden Lodge reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable number of candidates who meet the selection criteria have been appointed to the available positions.

Please download and complete the school application form by clicking the link above and send to the email address within the advert.

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Grade 1C Scale 8 - 9 (Actual Salary dependent upon hours and experience)
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