Special Needs Teaching Assistant

  • Reference: PSRA1506
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Location: Rainham/Upminster
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Duration: Trial Period - Permanent to the right candidate
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday 30 hours a week
  • Holidays: Term Time Only
Job Description:

Recruiting several Special Needs Teaching Assistants to support students with Complex Needs and a range of Learning Disabilities in mixed-age classes within the Rainham/Upminster area in partnership with the HR of the school.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity or have a passion to work with Special Needs?


 Hourly pay plus holiday pay

Candidates with the skills, experience and knowledge from a care background working with Special Needs may also be considered.

Special Needs Teaching Assistant Role & Qualification:

  • Experience and knowledge of supporting children with Complex Needs and Learning Disabilities.
  • Able to be flexible and work with social, learning and personal needs of each individual student
  • Calm controlled and effective communication and relate well to all students and adults within the school.
  • The ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within this.
  • Understanding of ASD and traits and triggers is desirable
  • To assist with personal care if needed.
  • Level 2 (GCSE) Qualifications in English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant or H&S care qualification

If you are interested in this Special Needs Teaching Assistant role, please call us for a discussion or apply with your CV and a covering letter.

Our recruitment process is tailored currently with COVID 19 working safety procedures; Interview procedures will be discussed with short-listed candidates

We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We adhere to ‘Safer Recruitment of Children’ guidance and all staff are fully trained. All potential candidates will undergo rigorous compliance checks to ensure their suitability prior to any work offer

This post is subject to vetting including enhanced DBS and full compliance for working with children.

Apex Education Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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