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SEN Support Assistant

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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

Salary: GBP65 - GBP80 per day

Location:  Horbury (WF4), Wakefield

Our Primary branch here at Teaching Personnel are currently working closely with a well established primary school in the Horbury area of Wakefield who are in need of temporary, full time teaching assistant to work with pupils who have suspected autism but are not yet fully diagnosed.

This is a fantastic opportunity for psychology graduates, youth workers, sports coaches, residential support workers and experienced individuals who are passionate about working in a primary school supporting children with additional needs.

Due to the current lockdown the school are looking to hold online Interviews for this role in the next 2-4 weeks with the role to start after the February half-term break. 

Your duties will include:

  • Undertaking tasks set by the class teacher
  • Supporting children within the class
  • Building up rapport between yourself and the pupils
  • Managing the classroom under the direction of the class teacher
  • Supporting children with SEN including challenging behaviour
  • Working with small groups of 1-2-1
  • Working in collaboration with other professionals such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and other health care professionals.

To apply for this position, you will need:

  • Recent experience of working in a mainstream classroom/or experience of working with children with special educational needs (SEN) in an educational setting
  • A strong passion to enhance the development of pupils
  • An approachable and positive attitude
  • Hold relevant qualifications
  • Ideally Team Teach Trained or other relevant training
  • Be confident in working with small groups and 1:1
  • Hold a current DBS on the update service or willing to take one

We have links with a number of primary schools who have requirements for both supply and long-term cover. This is a great opportunity for Teaching Assistants who are looking to further their professional skills and development or to try a different avenue. We can offer you knowledge and experience in a wide range of primary settings, which will enable you to further develop and enhance your career goals. In addition to this, your personal consultant is a specialist in this field and will be more than happy to pass on the “tricks of the trade” to ensure you reach your full potential.

If you are interested in applying for this role please contact Charley Alexander at the Leeds Wakefield Primary branch on the contact details below or, register to Teaching Personnel online. 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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