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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£80 - £90 per day
Education and Training
Full Time

SEN Teaching Assistant – Leeds

Salary: £80 – £90 per day (Depending on Experience)

ASAP until the end of the academic year, with potential for a permanent placement thereafter.

Career Teachers is collaborating with a warm and inclusive Specialist school in Leeds, who are actively searching for a dedicated and full-time SEN Teaching Assistant for a permanent role.

The school caters to a diverse range of Special Educational Needs (SEN), including moderate and complex learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, Downs Syndrome, specific communication and learning needs, visual impairment, hearing impairment, Speech and Language challenges, complex medical conditions, and Multi-sensory Autism.

Your daily responsibilities will involve:

  • Cooperating with the class teacher in planning, monitoring, and delivering creative lessons
  • Serving as a positive role model and effectively managing behaviour
  • Ensuring a safe learning environment with a child-centred approach
  • Supporting pupils to achieve academic progress under the teacher’s guidance
  • Implementing group or 1:1 intervention for pupils facing emotional or social barriers to learning
  • Establishing constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, and setting high expectations

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A hard-working, energetic, and flexible nature
  • A calm, understanding, and consistent approach to working with children
  • Experience supporting individuals with personal care and those with physical-medical requirements
  • Experience working with wheelchair users, individuals with physical requirements, communication difficulties, Autism, and those requiring specialized personal care
  • We encourage experienced TAs/LSAs, support workers, healthcare assistants, nursing staff, and residential care providers to apply.
  • A current enhanced DBS on the Update Service or willingness to apply for one
  • Candidates with personal or professional experience supporting additional needs
  • Graduates in Nursing, Education, Childcare, Psychology, and Criminology
  • Candidates with a background in health, care, or support within the UK.
  • Teaching Assistants and Childcare Practitioners

The schools are eager to trial candidates for immediate start dates! For more information about this role and the school, please contact the Leeds Branch.


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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