Special Support Assistant

  • Special Educational Needs - Permanent Post
  •  Location - Sutton
  •  Salary - £20,466
  •  Date Posted - 25/09/2019

We are working with a SEN Secondary School in the London Borough of Sutton that provides education for pupils aged 10-19 with speech, language and communication needs who are recruiting a for a permanent Special Support Assistant


This is a special needs secondary school so the students are aged from 11-18 and the majority of the children have Autism.


The SSA role will not be 1:1 but you will be attached to a class with no more than 10 students.


So this is a permanent post and will be to start ASAP. For the right candidate they will be happy to wait the notice period.


Salary c£17,075 per annum (FTE £20,466 per annum) inclusive of London Weighting, Scale IC/3, Spine Point 9, working Term Time Only Plus INSET days. Hours - 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, as follows:-


  • 08:15 am to 16:00 pm Monday to Thursday
  • 08:15 am to 15:45 pm Friday


Some of your duties will be..


  • Assist teachers in the care, supervision and teaching of pupils, in particular pupils with ASD, lower functioning ASD and SLCN.
  • Under supervision of the teacher, to actively develop and nurture the life skills of students, and to pro-actively identify and plan the next steps for development.
  • To understand, accept and follow the general therapeutic approach as set out in the Pastoral Care Policy.
  • Supervise pupils before school, at break-times and lunchtimes as required.
  • Undertake administrative and clerical tasks delegated by teachers.
  • Attend annual reviews, parents’ or other meeting, including staff meetings if required by the Head teacher.
  • Accompany pupils and staff on off-site activities/residential trips.
  • Accompany and assist pupils on shopping trips. .
  • Ensure the health and safety of pupils, staff and premises.
  • Follow health care plans for pupils in school, in partnership with our school nurse.
  • Administer essential medicines to pupils (with suitable training).


The school are looking to interview in the next week so if this sounds like the role for you then please apply. If you would like to know more information please contact Jamie Robinson at Future Education.


Or call us on : 02082560910