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SEN Assistant (MK)

Job Description

We are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate SEN (Special Educational Needs) Assistant to join our team at an alternative provision in Milton Keynes. As an SEN Assistant in an alternative provision setting, you will play a vital role in supporting students with special educational needs and challenging behavior, helping them overcome barriers to learning and achieve their full potential.


  • Provide individual and small group support to students with special educational needs and challenging behavior.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes engagement and academic progress.
  • Collaborate with teachers, therapists, and other professionals to implement personalized learning plans and behavior management strategies.
  • Assist with the delivery of differentiated lessons and activities to cater to students' diverse needs.
  • Support students in developing social skills, emotional regulation, and independence.
  • Monitor and record students' progress, providing feedback and reporting any concerns to the appropriate staff members.
  • Facilitate smooth transitions between activities and support students during off-site visits or community-based learning experiences.
  • Implement behavior support plans and de-escalation techniques to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Comply with safeguarding policies and procedures, ensuring the well-being and safety of all students.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Previous experience working in an alternative provision or similar setting is highly desirable.
  • A genuine passion for working with students with special educational needs and challenging behavior.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, staff, and external agencies.
  • Strong behavior management skills and the ability to de-escalate challenging situations effectively.
  • Patience, resilience, and a non-judgmental approach when working with students facing emotional or behavioral difficulties.
  • Knowledge of special educational needs and familiarity with relevant interventions and support strategies.
  • Basic computer literacy skills.
  • A valid work permit or eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.