SEN & Mental Health

What We Offer You

EdEx support both inexperienced Graduates and experienced SEN Teaching Assistants/Learning Support Assistants in securing Support Staff positions working with SEN children. We have supported countless Graduate (Psychology in particular) in securing long-term support staff roles before they then progressed onto their chosen field. A lot of our Graduates are now qualified Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists, Support Workers, Teachers and more!

Supporting SEN & Mental Health is a huge part of what we do. The vast majority of Support Staff positions in schools are to help children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) who require additional support to access the learning, whether that’s learning in a different setting, supporting behaviour or perhaps aiding a child with a physical need/impairment, the role of an SEN Teaching Assistant can be incredibly diverse.

We have placed excellent candidates into support staff roles where they have worked with a wide-variety of disabilities and conditions including:

  • Autism (ASD) and Asperger’s (AS)
  • ADHD and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Global Delay Syndrome (GDD)
  • Speech & Language Difficulties
  • Deaf & Blind
  • PMLD (Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties)

We work with a wide-variety of clients, ranging from mainstream primary and secondary schools to SEN schools, specialists units, alternative provisions and even virtual schools ran by the local council.

Whether you’re a recent graduate interested seeking that “Stepping stone” placement or an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge, we can help!

Check out our live jobs, or upload your CV below. If you would like to contact the team directly, It’s the following:

Kate, Psychology Graduate,

Now Speech & Language Therapist!

Kate (a recent Psychology Graduate) approached EdEx seeking a long-term Support Staff role to benefit her future goals of becoming a Speech and Language Therapist. She was placed into a long-term position working in a school with a specialist Speech & Language provision, where she worked directly with children with additional needs. She was able to work directly specialist teachers for children with speech and language issues, conduct S&L interventions, learn specialist phonics sessions and shadow professional S&L therapists.

She is now training as a Speech and Language therapist!


What Our Graduates Say

“After reading one of Ryan’s adverts, It was an easy choice, I just had to apply. 5 minutes later we had an in depth chat, about my experience & future aspirations. This was followed by a Zoom call the next day & as fast file sign off where I started work the next week at one of his Secondary Schools – I’ve all ready received loads of CPD & I’m planning on staying for 2-3 years to gain all the experience needed!”

Lewis, Psychology w/ Mental Health Graduate, Learning Support Assistant

“The day George called me, I had already spoken to 4 other agencies, but George had something about him that others didn’t, and I just felt that I could trust him. Since then, he’s always been so quick at responding with any issues I’ve had with timesheets, but most importantly he makes sure I’m enjoying the role!”

Farhan, Education Studies Graduate, Year 3 SEN Teaching

“What can I say? Ryan was brilliant, understood my needs, and what experience I needed before enrolling onto my Masters. He placed me at one of his biggest clients, where I’m also joined by 4 other similar graduates!”

Julia, Psychology Graduate, 1:1 ASD / SEN Teaching Assistant