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SEN Teaching Assistant

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£80 - £100 per day
Education and Training

Are You Caring, Resilient and Patient? Do You Want to Help Make Positive Changes to the Lives of Young People?

Become part of the team at Career Teachers and work as a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) teaching assistant at our partnership schools across Wakefield. Starting as soon as possible, you’ll work alongside dedicated educators, engaging with pupils and shaping the next generation.

Our partnership school’s care for and nurture pupils with social emotional and mental health needs, moderate learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, profound multiple learning difficulties, hearing impairment and visual impairment. We work with schools in both Primary and Secondary settings, so you will be working with pupils aged 3-16 years old.

We are looking for teaching assistants who are familiar with SEND environments and have engaging and nurturing personalities. Familiarity with the national Key Stage Curriculum, an understanding of child development and learning, excellent communication skills, empathy, adaptability, patience, resilience and dedication to promoting equal opportunities are the key qualities we look for in our teaching assistants.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Ensuring student safety and facilitating access to learning activities.
  • Contributing to education and behaviour plans.
  • Encouraging inclusivity and embracing diversity.
  • Setting high expectations for student achievement.
  • Providing feedback on student progress.
  • Upholding child protection policies.
  • Assisting with supervision outside of class.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Previous experience in teaching support.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Right to work in the UK.

Why join us at Career Teachers:

  • Free CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
  • Access to Skills Network.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Recognition program.
  • Access to discount and cash-back platform Affinity Extra

If you are passionate about working in SEN schools and believe that you have the qualities to make a positive impact to their pupils lives, apply today for our exciting Teaching Assistant roles.


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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