Teaching Assistant - SEN School - Herts

JDS Recruitment are working with an SEN school situated in Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire who are looking for experienced SEN Teaching assistants to join their team.


The School is an independent Special day school which provides a highly specialist learning environment for students aged 6 to 19 who have a range of MLD and SLD needs including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and associated difficulties, who require an individualised, specialist approach. Many of the students have complex medical needs and sensory/ physical impairments. The students are supported to manage sensory overload, anxiety, low self-esteem, low confidence, and difficulty with transitions which is often demonstrative through their behaviours.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Willing and able to work towards getting formal qualifications, attend training and to take responsibility for your own development - All fully funded the school

  • Passionate and show compassion for children and young people with additional needs

  • Ambitious and determined to overcome barriers to learning

  • A lover of the outdoor and community learning

  • Capable of having a vision to see potential rather than disability

  • Committed fully to our safeguarding values and procedures

  • Proactive, rather than reactive

  • Creative thinkers with solution focus

  • Able to work supportively as a team member and confidentially when working independently, within a range of settings

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in relation to our students communication needs

  • Able to understand and deliver effective education and support in line with identified needs

  • Educated to at least level 2 (or equivalent) Maths and English

If this post is of interest to you, please send over a copy of your CV to Natalie.

Alternatively, if you know of anyone who may be interested in this position, please forward their details to us and you could be eligible for our new refer a friend scheme.


JDS Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit