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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Do you have SEN experience either within mainstream schools or SEN provisions and have an interest in working within dedicated special needs schools?

Are you looking for a challenge and change in your career and want to make a difference?

If you are looking for long or short term supply, then sign up to work for the UK’s market leader in education recruitment! With many Schools signing to us exclusively you can have work when you want!

Teaching Personnel‘s dedicated SEN team are looking for SEN Teaching Assistants to work 1:1, whether you are looking for long or short term work, full time or part time, Teaching Personnel can help secure the post for you. In particular, we are keen to recruit those with experience of working with children and young people with requirements including moderate, complex and severe needs including Autism and behavioural needs.

We would like to speak to individuals who:

  • Can offer experience of working with children in the last 12 months, whether this is in an educational setting or child focused experience
  • Hold at least 6 months previous experience of working within a special needs setting, in particular, those with moderate, complex and severe needs including Autism and behavioural difficulties
  • Can offer specialist skills and training such as sign language (e.g. British Sign Language, Makaton, Sign-a-Long), PECS or moving and handling and team teach
  • Have a calm and patient manner with the ability to communicate well with others

The successful candidate will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of working with children with high dependency and severe learning disabilities
  • Have empathy, patience and the drive to make a difference
  • Capability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour or complex learning difficulties
  • An observant and responsive approach
  • A positive, energetic and enthusiastic attitude

For all applicants we offer:

  • Highly supportive, committed and hard-working Consultants who will endeavour to find assignments suited to your needs specific to your local LA.
  • An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as competitive and accurate rates of pay.
  • We will offer the successful candidate a stimulating and supportive working and learning environment.
  • A great range of opportunities to work in a variety of local schools
  • Rewarding and competitive rates of pay starting at GBP65 per day
  • Recommend a friend Bonus with GBP50 per successful referral*
  • Variety of assignments in schools of your choice

For more information, or to apply to Teaching Personnel as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in York, please call Kerry Fowler on 01482 908020 or email your up to date CV by following the application link. Alternatively, you can register your details online by visiting 

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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