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Teaching Assistant – Autism

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

Special Needs Teaching Assistant Required

North Leeds – Full Time

At Career Teachers we are currently working in partnership with an inspirational Special Needs School in North Leeds. This is a full time role, due to begin as soon as possible, initially on a temporary basis until the end of this academic year with the view of then going onto a permanent contract.

The school caters for students aged 11 to 19 who are on the autistic spectrum, providing the care and support each child needs to progress. The school’s vision is to create a calm and safe environment where students can thrive, feel valued and know that their needs are understood and therefore met. Learning is individualised, supporting specific learning styles. Your main role here as a teaching assistant would be to promote independence, engage students in learning and create strong, trusting bonds with the students.

To be the right fit for this role, you will be:

  • Empathetic and patience, able to understand that each student will have a different and unique way of accessing learning.
  • Flexible and able to adapt the learning appropriately to cater for each student.
  • Strong in your ability to manage challenging situations and behaviours, able to diffuse situations quickly and effectively with as little disruption as possible.
  • Knowledgeable when it comes to Autism and confident in your ability to support learners on the spectrum.
  • Experienced with special educational needs.
  • Familiar with the national curriculum.
  • Good at communicating with others and able to work well within a team.
  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

If you feel that you have the aforementioned skillset, click apply now and we will be in touch as soon as possible to arrange an interview. If you have any further questions, please contact us in 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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