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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Assistants/ Classroom Support

Are you looking for a new direction in your career?

  • Do you thrive of spending more time working with children who need it most?
  • Do you enjoy making a real difference to children who struggle with their learning?
    • Do you have experience working with young adults or children with complex behaviour and/or learning difficulties?

Teaching Personnel are currently recruiting for someone who is looking to further there career as a teaching assistant. As a Teaching Assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term difficulties. The focus of your role is to provide support to students, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks and helping to make sure that children are safe.

You might help children with a range of social and personal issues or specialise in a particular area such as Autism, Global development delay or Social, emotional and mental health.

Job titles vary and you may also be known as a:

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Classroom Support
  • Support worker
  • Learning Mentor
  • Behaviour Support
  • SEN Support


Your role will vary depending on the needs of the child you're helping, but you may also have a specialist area, depending on your school's focus. The challenges faced by your students could relate to challenging behaviour, mental health issues, physical or learning difficulties.

As a Teaching Assistant, you'll typically need to:

  • Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the class room
  • Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
  • Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
  • Help children with learning and development
  • Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities
  • Interact with the children and keep them focussed on day to day classroom tasks

The successful candidate will need to have previous experience working with children such as a Youth Worker, Childcare, Education or Health and Social work. To be considered for the role you will need to have great communication skills, the ability to build relationships with children, remain calm under pressure and in stressful situations.

If you are interested in hearing more about the above role then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me. We are recruiting for this role now! The role is to begin ASAP!

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

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