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SEMH Teaching Assistant

Wakefield, Yorkshire
£75.00 to £90.00 Per Day
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Are you keen and passionate to help children with SLD needs? Are you looking to make a significant and positive difference in people's quality of life? Do you want to be part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop your skills in the classroom? Then we want to speak with you about a brilliant opportunity!

A leading, well established SEN Primary School in Wakefield is looking to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant in one of their SEN classrooms. They are in need of a TA with a can-do attitude, who can get on with their work efficiently and happily. This is a Year 3 classroom, consisting of 7 children with a range of profound learning difficulties and medical needs, the class teacher and another teaching assistant. The successful applicant will have experience working with children or adults with SEN, as well as the motivation to work hard and work with in the team to keep the children happy, safe and comfortable. Some of these children have severely complex needs and medical requirements. Applicants to this position need to have a degree of resiliency and positive focus to ensure the high quality care these children deserve. The role will involve assisting the class teacher with children with complex needs, supporting the students individually and in groups with core subjects, engaging with their work and keeping on task with their learning. The role may occasionally have aspects of personal care, supporting students with trips to the bathroom and supporting with life skills.

The role will include:

To provide assistance to the class teacher

To assist the teaching with managing the class as a whole, as well as small groups independently

To work 1:1 with students to help develop their work

To support the general wellbeing of the students in the school

To monitor and evaluate pupils learning under the guidance of the teacher

To assist the teachers in the use of relevant management strategies to ensure a purposeful environment for teaching and learning to take place


Severe Learning Difficulties and/or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities experience

Team teach certified ideal but not essential

Moving and handling training is ideal but not essential

A caring, patient and calm personality

Ability to work with students with a variety of learning difficulties

Have an understanding of children with special needs

Be flexible in approach to education


Are these the skills you can bring? Do you feel that this is the rewarding role for you? Then please apply now!

Randstad Education has an array of positions in the West Yorkshire area. If this is of interest to you, call James at the Leeds branch on (phone number removed) - or email your CV to (url removed)
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  • Job Reference: 662717052-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Randstad Education
    Randstad Education
  • Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £75.00 to £90.00 Per Day
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Temporary