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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£420 - £470 per week
Education and Training
Full Time

Are you looking for the opportunity to work in an educational setting with SEN pupils to support their learning whilst encouraging their independence by achieving their social, emotional, and educational goals?

Here at Career Teachers we are supporting a special needs school in finding someone to work in their primary department, supporting learners with Autism and other special educational needs.

This is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable experience in the school with the potential to train to become a teacher in the future.

The SEN Graduate Teaching Assistant opportunity:

  • £420- £470 a week (term time only)
  • Full time Monday – Friday
  • Special Needs School – Leeds
  • ASAP Start – July 2024 (role could follow into next academic year Sept 24/July 25 with the view of also going on to a permanent contract)

The SEN Teaching Assistant must:

  • Be passionate about supporting children with their learning.
  • Be enthusiastic, friendly, and confident.
  • Have a commitment to inclusion and equal opportunities.
  • Must be able to relate well to young people and adults and have some understanding of the range of needs of young people with learning difficulties.
  • Be able to work effectively in a team.

Key responsibilities within the role:

  • To establish a warm, caring, and supportive relationship with pupils to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the school.
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging, and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class.
  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team.

If you are interested in this role and think you have the skill-set that matches, 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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