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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£80 - £95 per day
Education and Training
Full Time

Special Needs Teaching Support

At Career Teachers we are working with a Specialist SEN School in North Leeds who require additional teaching assistants to join their welcoming team, the roles are beginning as soon as possible and will run for the rest of the academic year with the view of going onto a permanent contract. At present we have both full and part time vacancies available.

The school is in an easily accessible location in the North of Leeds, with good public transport links and onsite parking. They pride themselves in providing a high quality of care to students with varying special educational needs including; Complex Learning Needs, Autism, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language Difficulties, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, and physical needs. They are looking for people who are passionate about ensuring that vulnerable students with additional learning needs receive everything they need to succeed in gaining an enriched education.

To be successful for this role you will be:

  • Confident in your ability to manage challenging behaviours; able to diffuse situations and create a calm and positive learning environment. Training in positive behaviour management such as Team Teach training would be beneficial however opportunities to attend this course will be available.
  • Knowledgeable about SEND such as Autism.
  • Empathetic and caring.
  • Patient and willing to put in the time to build trusting and meaningful relationships with students.
  • Creative and adaptable, able to tailor the learning set by the class teacher to meet the needs of students.
  • Reliable; children with special educational needs rely on routine and consistency, therefore we are looking for someone who is reliable and willing to commit to this role.

This role would be ideal for anyone looking to begin a career in Special Education. Previous experience of working within an educational setting is beneficial, but an understanding or experience of SEND is essential. Whether this is from work-based experience or personal experience.

If you feel that you would be an asset to this SEND School and that your skills match the skill-set outlined previously, please click apply now and we will be in touch as soon as possible.


At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

– Attend an interview in person;

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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