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Specialist Teaching Assistant

Derby, Derbyshire
£84 - £95 per day
Education and Training

Are you a qualified Teaching Assistant with experience supporting learners with neurodiverse conditions?

Look no further, as we have great opportunities for you at wonderful Independent Schools in Mansfield, Nottingham City and Ilkeston, where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people.

Essential Criteria:

  • Extensive experience of working with Learners who have SEN requirements including Learners who portray behaviours associated with ADHD, Autism and other neurodiverse conditions.
  • Three years’ experience of working with children and young people or vulnerable adults within an education, health or social care setting or appropriate qualifications at level 3 or above.
  • Some experience of peer support and mentoring with those in junior roles.

Key Skills:

  • To be able to effectively communicate with learners, their families/careers, external agencies and others pertinent to the care of the learners.
  • The ability to work flexibly and adapt sessions without prior warning to promote successful learner outcomes.
  • Be able to work on a 1:1 or with small groups of learners.
  • Demonstrate a wide variety of ICT skills (e.g. an understanding of Google Cloud and associated applications, Microsoft packages and e-safety)
  • Demonstrate effective record keeping with an awareness of the Data Protection Act and sharing information protocols.
  • Can demonstrate recognised skills in working with young people or vulnerable adults with additional needs.

Education and Training

  • Hold a Level 3 Teaching Assistant/Specialist Teaching Assistant qualification or an appropriate and relevant level 3 qualification.
  • To be able to produce evidence of previous continuous professional development including Safeguarding, Data Protection and Autism training.


  • Must hold a UK Driving Licence and have access to a road-worthy Vehicle.
  • Understand the importance of adhering to the organisation’s policies, procedures and practices.
  • Be committed to delivering holistic family interventions.
  • Be driven to provide positive outcomes to children, young people and vulnerable adults.

If interested, please email with your current CV or alternatively, call 01332 291723.

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.

Benefits of working with Career Teachers

Free CPD

Access to Skills Network

Refer a friend scheme

Recognition programme

Affinity Extra – Thousands of discounts on multiple high street shops including coffee and cinemas, plus other benefits and a Health & Wellbeing portal.

These benefits are applicable to those who are working with Career Teachers. You will gain access to the Affinity Extra this portal once you start working with us.

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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