SEN Teaching Assistant

Location West Yorkshire
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact email:
Job ref: J5839
Startdate: 03/08/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant for one of their schools in West Yorkshire.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Location: West Yorkshire

Hours: 37 hours per week. Term time only

Salary: £11.72 - £12.78 per hour, depending on skills and experience (£19,370.70 to £21,122.66 actual salary) 

The role:

They’re currently looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to join their team.


Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Your role will be to support our children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment.
  • Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as following plans to ensure each child’s needs are met through positive behaviour management and personalised approaches to meeting sensory and communication needs.
  • You will be expected to establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils to support them in feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the school. As part of a committed team including a range of professionals, you will work to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • You will support the class teacher and 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. 
  • Like many SEN environments, your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.



  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting   
  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent is desirable    
  • GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.  
  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD  
  • Ability to adapt
  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual  
  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs 
  • Ability to follow plans and work professionally and effectively alongside a range of professionals.

What’s in it for you? / Why Should You Apply? 

  • Training and Development
  • Save money on your bills!!
  • Competitive Pay and Reward
  • UK Health Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Refer a friend for £1,000

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For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.