Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant (all levels) - Across Essex - Working for Essex
Salary: Various
Closing date: 01 Jun 2024
Location: Essex
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 16734
Role: Education
About the role

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant (all levels) - Across Essex

Permanent and Supply, Full Time and Part-time

Salary: Various

Location: Essex

Closing Date: 19th May 2024

About Us:

Essex County Council is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities available to our community's residents. As a local council, we are committed to fostering a strong and inclusive learning environment that empowers individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We are currently supporting local schools to seek passionate and dedicated teachers at all levels, to join our talent pool and help us achieve our mission of providing quality education to our community.

Position Overview:

You will play a crucial role in shaping the educational landscape of our community. We welcome experienced Teaching Assistants/Learning Support Assistants (SEN) and even Graduates wanting to kick start their career in Education! Specialising in all ages and needs ready to support in a Mainstream or SEN school/division to promote academic growth and personal development. If you have a passion for education and a commitment to making a positive impact in our community, we encourage you to join our talent pool.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is wanting to eventually go on and do their Teacher Training. Working as a support assistant will give you the exposure, knowledge and understanding of how the Education system works. Kick start your career today!

Key Responsibilities:

· Supporting either on a basis of 1:1, small groups or as a general classroom Teaching Assistant to meet educational goals, tailored to your specific level of expertise.

· Able to support and assist the teacher when required.

· Create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that encourages active participation and growth among students.

· Commitment to meeting the needs and requirements of all students.

· Cultivate a classroom culture that values diversity, respect, and mutual support, tailored to your students' age and understanding.


  • Educated to degree level - in any field/subject.

· Genuine enthusiasm for Education and a strong dedication to our community's educational success.

· Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, adapted to the age group you support.

· Ability to adapt different methods to address the diverse learning needs of students.

· Commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment, tailored to the age and development stage of your students.

· Willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively engage in continuous professional development.

If you are passionate about education and eager to contribute to the educational development of our local community, regardless of your level of expertise, we welcome you to join our talent pool via the link below to be the first to hear about any upcoming opportunities.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

To register your interest and join our talent pool please click here:

The Essex Talent Community