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Special Education Needs (SEN) Support Educator

Job Description

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated individual to join our team at Dunbar Education as a Special Education Needs (SEN) Support Educator. In this role, you will provide invaluable support and education to young children with additional needs, ensuring their holistic development and creating an inclusive and nurturing learning environment.


  1. Supportive Teaching: Work closely with the classroom teacher to provide one-on-one and small group support to students with special educational needs, focusing on their individual learning goals.
  2. Individualised Education Plans (IEPs): Assist in the development and implementation of personalized education plans, ensuring that each student's specific needs and abilities are addressed effectively.
  3. Classroom Assistance: Collaborate with teachers to create a positive and inclusive learning environment, adapting teaching materials and strategies to meet the diverse needs of students.
  4. Behavioral Support: Implement behavior management techniques and strategies, promoting positive behavior and addressing any challenging behaviors in a calm and consistent manner.
  5. Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess and record students' progress, providing feedback to the teaching team and parents/guardians, and making necessary adjustments to support their ongoing development.
  6. Personal Care: Assist with personal care tasks, such as toileting, feeding, and hygiene routines, ensuring the well-being and comfort of students.
  7. Collaboration and Communication: Maintain effective communication with parents/guardians, other professionals, and members of the school community, actively participating in meetings and sharing relevant information regarding students' progress and well-being.
  8. Professional Development: Stay updated with the latest trends and techniques in special education by attending workshops, training sessions, and professional development opportunities.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A genuine passion for working with young children with special educational needs.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within a SEN or special education setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of various learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and associated strategies for support and intervention.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to engage and build rapport with students, parents/guardians, and colleagues.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to remain calm and composed in challenging situations.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the ever-changing needs of students and the school environment.
  • A relevant qualification in special education or a related field is desirable but not essential.

Application Process: If you are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of young children with additional needs, please submit your CV or contact Aimee on 07723439887 or email at