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What does the current SEND employment market look like?

What does the current SEND employment market look like?

Whilst the education recruitment sector will inevitably take a nosedive during this time of uncertainty, at Senploy we feel that by having our niche focus on Special Education, we're in with a chance of survival, and we're giving it our best shot.

All children and young people with an Education Health and Care plan can still access their education where possible. Understandably, many parents feel this isn't the right course of action for their child and have chosen to home educate instead. Admirably, SEN provisions are facilitating the demand where they can while keeping their students, staff and wider community safe and well. It's a fire-fighting juggling act that extensive contingency planning could barely allow for. Well done to everyone who is supporting the front line, ensuring a sense of normality for those who need it most and delivering your absolute best during this ever-changing challenge.

Support staff/Teaching Assistants/TA's are still needed – the cycle doesn't end. The most vulnerable need help now more than ever, but what happens if the support workers are unable to work?

At Senploy, we have seen a huge increase in the number of adverts for support-based roles within education settings, residential schools and within the community. Most recently, we've seen the highest statistics around the job title ‘Children's Residential Support Worker', a popular and seemingly crucial position to be in during this time.

We know that there's lots of jobs there, ready and waiting for applications, but the applicants seem to be thin on the ground, so if you are able, willing, available and ready for a new role, apply through www.senploy today! Let's work together to get key workers to the vulnerable CYP who need your support.

Recruiters are set up to do video-based interviews and background checks are being carried out as normal. The recruitment process will go on!

Senploy jobsite is proud to be part of a network of businesses that are pulling together during this time, getting key workers on to the frontline and indirectly doing our bit to support the most vulnerable.

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