SEND Teaching Assistant Job In Newcastle upon Tyne

SEND Teaching Assistant


  • £55 - £65 per day
  • Posted: 18/10/2019
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Job Ref: SEND TA SLDPMLD
  • Contract

Job Details

The Education Network are currently recruiting on behalf of one of our partnership schools based in Newcastle for an SEND Teaching Assistant to begin after October half term. This is to fulfil a long term position, and is therefore a brilliant opportunity for individuals to utilise and develop their skills as an SEND Teaching Assistant in a lovely, supportive school.

As part of the SEND Teaching Assistant role, the successful candidate will be supporting a range of additional needs, mostly Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). The SEND Teaching Assistant will therefore be confident and competent in providing assistance for learners experiencing complex physical and communicative barriers.


Successful SEND Teaching Assistants must:

  • Have recent and relevant experience in a similar role, preferably supporting children with severe Special Educational Needs, though we will accept applicants with a background in mainstream education/nursing/care.
  • Have experience of dealing with challenging behaviours confidently and effectively.
  • Possess the key transferrable skills required to effectively support children with SEND: confidence, patience, empathy, resilience and a nurturing personality.
  • Be able to assist learning on a 1:1 and group basis – depending on the requirement.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the safeguarding responsibilities of an SEND Teaching Assistant.
  • Possess an enhanced DBS certificate or be willing to obtain one.

It is desirable (but not essential) that candidates have experience of:
  • Team Teach
  • PEG Feeding
  • Epi Pen
  • Moving and Handling
  • Autism Awareness
  • Personal Care

Please be aware that as part of our clearance process, we require the provision of the details of at least two suitable referees to cover the past two years of employment/experience.

If you feel you are suitable for the position of SEND Teaching Assistant (PMLD/SLD), please apply to this advert for an informal chat about the registration process.

If you have not heard form us within 3 working days, this means your application has been unsuccessful.

The Education Network Offer:

Our specialist team have a combined experience of over 25 years and have unrivalled reputation within the education market, taking great pride in the extremely high service levels that we provide to both our schools and our candidates. Our service is honest and efficient and, in addition to our recruitment solution, we offer the opportunity for additional training and development for our candidates. You will also receive personalised career support from the team.

The opportunity to work in friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere where every child matters. Highly supportive, committed and hard working Consultants who will endeavor to find assignments suited to your needs.
An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as excellent rates of pay.

The Education Network is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, including enhanced DBS checks and references.-
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.
Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.