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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job description

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with Special Educational Needs? 

Teaching Personnel in partnership with a number of SEN schools within the Derby City and Derbyshire area, we are currently wanting to speak with anyone seeking roles within SEN / Education. We are working hard to recruit passionate, person centred individuals that will be looking for new and exciting roles to support the schools in their reopening. 

We are expecting a huge demand for staff in the coming weeks, so if you are seeking a role that is more flexible in nature please do get in touch. As a SEN Teaching Assistant you will be working with students across a variety of age ranges with a multitude of Special Needs including:

  • Autism
  •  Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties / Severe Learning  Difficulties
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Learning Difficulties

The Successful SEN teaching assistant will have:

  • Experience with Special Needs / challenging behaviour - either in a personal or professional capacity
  • Experience with children whether that be in an educational, care, youth work setting
  • A Child Workforce ONLY DBS that is registered on the Update Service or be happy to purchase one

Other desired qualities are:

  • Health and Social Care qualification
  • Teaching Assistant qualification
  • Moving and Handling

Teaching Personnel can offer SEN Teaching Assistants: 

  • Competitive pay rates of GBP325-370 per week, however long term rates can be negotiated on your behalf
  • Access to unique CPD opportunities to increase your qualifications and knowledge of the field such as: Autism Awareness, Safeguarding, Behaviour That Challenge, Team Teach & Manual Handling plus many more.
  •  An experienced Consultant along with our dedicated on call service


Please send an up to date copy of your CV to apply. 

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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