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Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Job Description

Dunbar Education is a leading educational recruitment agency committed to connecting talented individuals with rewarding opportunities in the field of special educational needs (SEN). We work closely with schools and educational institutions to provide quality staffing solutions, supporting the growth and development of both students and professionals alike.

Dunbar Education is currently seeking passionate and dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) to join our team for a September start in a SEN (Special Educational Needs) setting. As an LSA, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with special educational needs by providing invaluable support within the classroom.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with teaching staff to create an inclusive learning environment that caters to the individual needs of SEN students.
  • Provide one-on-one or group support to students, assisting with academic tasks and promoting independent learning.
  • Implement specialized strategies and interventions designed to enhance students' progress and development.
  • Support students with personal care, as required, while maintaining their dignity and well-being.
  • Monitor and record student progress, contributing to the preparation of individual education plans (IEPs) and reports.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, maintaining effective communication channels.
  • Uphold the school's policies and procedures, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for all students.


  • Relevant experience working in a SEN setting, either as a Learning Support Assistant or in a similar capacity.
  • Strong understanding of different special educational needs and the ability to tailor support accordingly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Empathy, patience, and resilience when working with students who may exhibit challenging behavior.
  • Knowledge of relevant safeguarding procedures and the ability to maintain a safe and inclusive environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of students and the school.


  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Professional development opportunities and ongoing support from the Dunbar Education team.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students with special educational needs.
  • Joining a reputable agency with a strong network of schools and opportunities for career growth.

To apply for the position of Learning Support Assistant (LSA) in a SEN setting, please submit your up-to-date CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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