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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Personnel is the largest education agency operating across England and Wales. We are working closely with several SEN schools across Plymouth and are looking for multiple Teaching Assistants with various backgrounds such as: youth work, support work and those who have worked in mainstream, alternative provisions and SEN settings, as examples. 

As a SEN teaching assistant you will assist children’s academic, social and emotional development. You will follow direction from the class teacher and work collaboratively with other learning professionals.

You can expect the following:

  • Weekly pay
  • Working hours 08:30am – 15:30pm, Monday – Friday, term time only
  • Purpose built facilities including sensory rooms and circuits, gardens, hydrotherapy, forest school, and soft play areas
  • Support children with autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, global delay, physical disabilities or medical conditions, mental health difficulties, behavioural difficulties
  • Ofsted rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools to work in
  • Opportunity to work across different schools (daily supply) or to secure a regular position within the same school
  • Excellent communication with your consultant at Teaching Personnel
  • Pension scheme available
  • PAYE pay, no umbrella companies

Having some or all of the following would be beneficial in applying:

  • Experience from working in SEN schools
  • Experience working in health and social care, nursing, residential support
  • Training in any of the following: safeguarding, child protection, PECs, Makaton, Team Teach, multisensory impairment, moving and handling, administering medication, autism awareness
  • Education to degree level or an NVQ Level 3 qualification – Psychology, Education Studies, Nursing, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Youth Work or similar
  • An understanding of the national curriculum and P-scales
  • Calm and patient manner
  • The desire to make a difference to children’s lives

If you want SEN teaching assistant work in Plymouth, send your CV to begin the registration process today!

In order to work for Teaching Personnel and clear our vetting process, you must have a Child Workforce DBS subscribed to the Update Service. Full assistance will be provided should you need to apply for a new check, at a standard cost of GBP40, plus an annual subscription fee of GBP13 for the Update Service.

If you hold experience working with children or young people and want take the next step in building a career in an exciting and rewarding area of education, please contact Harley on the details below or email your CV and a covering letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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