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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

  1. SEN General
  2. South Yorkshire
Date posted : 01/05/24
  1. Full Time
£83 - 100 per day

Job description

Job Title: SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Sheffield/Chesterfield/Barnsley/Doncaster

Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time

Salary: £85-100 per day

Do you want to begin a rewarding career in special needs education?

Teaching Personnel is collaborating with special educational schools in Sheffield, Barnsley, and Chesterfield to recruit Psychology and/or Education Students/Graduates for teaching assistant roles. We at teaching personnel can provide flexible work that caters to a range of needs, such as full time, part time, permanent, and temporary roles. These roles offer a unique opportunity for psychology graduates to apply their knowledge and gain experience in an educational setting.


  • Support: classroom activities, working alongside teachers to enhance the learning experience for students.
  • Assist: Provide targeted assistance to students with varying learning needs, fostering an inclusive learning environment.
  • Utilize Knowledge: your understanding of mental health to contribute to the development and implementation of effective teaching strategies.
  • Identification and Support: Assist in the identification and support of students with additional educational needs.
  • Collaborate with teaching staff to create a positive and engaging atmosphere within the classroom.


  • Passion for applying psychological principles to support students' educational and emotional development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability and a willingness to learn and grow within an educational setting.
  • A strong and resilient personaility for dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Previous experience in a school or educational environment is advantageous but not required.


If you are a psychology/education student looking to kickstart your career in education and make a positive impact on students' lives, we encourage you to apply. All applicants will need to apply for a DBS on the update service. 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website 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 undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
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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