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Moving and Handling Teaching Assistant

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Sensory Support Assistant required within specialist school in Leeds

  • Prior experience in an education, health or care setting
  • Excellent communication skills and the desire to improve learning experiences for those with additional needs in a specialist setting
  • Possession of or commitment to complete Moving and Handling training

Teaching Personnel are working closely with a Leeds SEN School who are seeking an experienced Sensory Support Assistant to join their team.

The school caters for pupils aged 3-19 with complex physical and sensory impairments. It will be your role to support pupils to access a highly bespoke and tailored curriculum. You must have experience of supporting young people or adults with physical disabilities and/or additional needs. You will be comfortable providing personal care and ideally will possess a Moving and Handling certificate (although this training can be provided).

You will be required to liaise with a multi disciplinary team consisting of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and teaching staff. You may also be required to support these colleagues in implementing specific therapy and educational programmes, so an understanding of person centred Educational, Health and Care Plans is essential. You will be able to adapt resources to meet specific pupil needs and have the ability to effectively and accurately monitor and record development in these programmes.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will undertake and lead learning, care and support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A recognised Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant Qualification

• Team Teach, Moving and Handling, Makaton and/or PECs training

• A positive and patient approach to teachi

You may also be required to work across multiple sites, so a full UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is also essential.

To express an interest in this role and register with Teaching Personnel, please contact Rebecca, Specialist Consultant for Leeds and Bradford on 0113 224 0234 or email

All candidates are subject to full vetting and reference checks (AGY)

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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