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SEND Support Worker - Bradford

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SEND Support Worker - Bradford

The challenging, varied and rewarding role of a Support Worker is ideally suited to anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of young people with additional needs.

Teaching Personnel are working with a primary school in Bradford who are seeking a Support Worker on a full time basis. This is a temporary, fixed term contract until July 2019 in the first instance, with an opportunity to apply for a permanent role. Pupil needs include Autism, Moderate Learning Difficulties and Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

As a Support Worker, the focus of your role is to offer practical and emotional support to pupils, promoting independence, improving communication and enabling progress across key areas of development. You will be welcomed into a large, experienced staff team of Teachers and Learning Support Assistants who will support you in delivering interventions for key pupils.


The ideal candidate will ideally have experience supporting individuals with additional needs in an education, health or care setting in a paid or voluntary capacity. However, we will also welcome applications from individuals with a background in:

  • Youth Work
  • Social Care
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sports Coaching
  • Counselling and/or Psychology

We would also consider applicants with personal experience with Special Educational Needs.


As a Special Needs Support Worker, your role will include:

  • Supporting schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher
  • Promoting children's confidence, self esteem and independence
  • Helping children understand instructions, through repetition, re-phrasing or demonstrating
  • Putting into practice individual education, social, behavioural and personal care programmes
  • Encouraging children to communicate with one another and with staff

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with children, colleagues and parents/carers
  • Emotional resilience and the ability to cope in high pressure situations
  • Commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of SEN pupils

Working with Teaching Personnel

As a registered candidate with Teaching Personnel, you'll benefit from the expertise of a personal Consultant, who will support you from your initial application through to your very first day in your new role! We provide you with regular feedback, and you will benefit from access to training courses such as Moving and Handling, Effective Behaviour Management, Differentiation and Team Teach (with our next course taking place in February). Please contact us today for more information.

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