Special Needs Support Staff Jobs

Working as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant your work will have far-reaching effects as you will not only be making a difference to the lives of students, but to the school itself and its surrounding community.

No two days are the same for a Special Needs Teaching Assistant. Some days you could be assisting with lesson preparation, whilst others are spent providing one to one support to a child with specific needs.

Find the perfect Special Needs Teaching Assistant job with Horizon Teachers

Here at Horizon Teachers, we are passionate about enhancing children’s education and we know how important support staff are in schools! We are always keen to hear from teaching assistants to join our thriving schools!

If you are seeking a new opportunity, have a real passion for education and experience working with young children, Horizon Teachers would love to hear from you!

Horizon Teachers have been building strong relationships with Schools and Support Staff across London since 2008. Reputation is important to us and we take pride in the service we provide.

We can help you secure short term, long term and permanent roles in the following positions:

  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant
  • Behaviour Mentor
  • BSL (British Sign Language)
  • Teaching Assistant
  • HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
  • Cover Supervisor
  • One to one Learning Mentor
  • Lunchtime Supervisor
  • School administrator

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9 Jobs

Teaching Assistant

£70 - £90 per day
Horizon Teachers are recruiting for a PRU School in Greenwich who are looking for a talented, inspirational, and innovative SEMH Teaching Assistant to join their incredibly enthusiastic and committed team to join them in ASAP on a contract till the end of term, with potential to continue after the Summer Holidays.The special school for students aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional, and mental health needs. Some pupils also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties. This means that pupils struggle to form strong, healthy, and sustainable relationships with others and can present with challenging behaviour. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).The school are seeking someone who can:Create a positive and nurturing environment where the children can feel happy, safe, loved and respected.Challenge the children to achieve their best.Provide the children with opportunities and experiences that may enable them to access mainstream primary education.Give the children the skills necessary to begin the journey towards becoming successful adults.Why Horizon Teachers?After 12 weeks we will pay you the permanent equivalent for the job.We have a 4.8* Google rating from teachers, support staff and schools we have helped.We have been helping teachers/Teaching Assistants find work since 2008.To protect the health and welfare of our team, teachers, and teaching support staff, we will be holding video interviews and consultations for the foreseeable futureSEN/SUP2Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEN Teaching Assistant

£73 - £90 per day
No two days are the same for a SEN Teaching Assistant. Some days you could be assisting with lesson preparation, whilst others are spent providing 1:1 support to a child with specific needsAt Horizon Teachers you can expect to:·Top pay rates and the permanent equivalent pay after 12 weeks·Opportunity to get a place on paid vocational teacher training with a school·In-depth free induction session in our central London office·Free safeguarding and behaviour management training·You choose how you are paid and which payroll company you wish to useThere is a school based in Dorking recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. The school supports boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some pupils also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties.Class sizes are small with no more than six pupils in each teaching group. Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all pupils so that learning is more purposeful and engaging. Additional support in the classroom is provided by way of classroom assistants who work with pupils to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting their academic, social and developmental needs.SEN/SUP2Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

Teaching Assistant

£65 - £95 per day
Horizon Teachers are currently working with an alternative provision based in Guildford, Surrey who are looking for Learning Support Assistants to join them ASAP on a long-term basis.The provision caters for students who find the pace of a mainstream school too challenging, yet find the curriculum offered by a special school too narrow. The majority of the students in the provision have social, emotional and mental health issues and/or mild learning difficulties.What the school can offer:-A supportive work environment.-The opportunity for progression if successful.-Teaching in small classes, of up to eight pupils.Who the school are looking for:-An experienced Learning Support Assistant.-Someone with experience in a SEND environment.-A passionate Learning Support Assistant, dedicated to enhancing SEND students' education.Why Horizon Teachers?-We have a 4.7* Google rating from teachers, support staff and schools we have helped.-Up to £200 in vouchers of your choice if you refer a friend or colleague.-We have been supporting schools for 12 years. -You decide how you are paid, either through us or a payroll company.Horizon Teachers are currently holding video consultations online, so please apply asap to be considered.Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEN Teaching Assistant

£73 - £90 per day
No two days are the same for a teaching assistant. Some days you could be assisting with lesson preparation, whilst others are spent providing 1:1 support to a child with specific needs.As a teaching assistant, your work will have far-reaching effects as you will not only be making a difference to the lives of students, but to the school itself and its surrounding community.Training as a teaching assistant opens many avenues for career progression within the education sector. There is a school in Croydon looking for a SEN Teaching Assistant to work in a school that caters for children who have a diagnosis of Autism and related challenging behaviour. The school is a welcoming and therapeutic, ASC specific environment for 36 primary age children.Applicants with no previous experience within the special needs and disabilities sector will be considered for this role, the willingness to learn paired with continuous training will allow you to reach your full potential. At Horizon Teachers you can expect to:·Top pay rates and the permanent equivalent pay after 12 weeks·Opportunity to get a place on paid vocational teacher training with a school·In-depth free induction session in our central London office·Free safeguarding and behaviour management training·You choose how you are paid and which payroll company you wish to use·The perfect way to launch your career in educationThis role;·Supporting children with Special Educational needs·Small class sizes with a maximum of 8 children·Class team consisting of one teacher and three support staff ·Ongoing training and support·Special needs experience not essentialHorizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

£65 - £110 per day
Horizon Teachers are recruiting SEND Teaching Assistants to work in an SEN school located in Waltham Forest. The school are looking for friendly dedicated SEND Teaching Assistants who can support their pupils who have Autism, you will be working potentially 1:1 and in small groups. You will be responsible for engaging between working with small mixed ability groups and supporting the classroom teacher. Please note, for this role you must have experience in PECS and Makaton.Special Needs Teaching AssistantWaltham ForestASAP Start£65 - £110 per day, depending on experienceAs an SEND Teaching Assistant, the successful applicant will hold a number of responsibilities. This is the ideal opportunity to gain the necessary skills and experience for those considering applying to teacher training courses (PGCE, Schools Direct and Teach First) to further your experience working within SEN schools.Helping pupils access the curriculum through dedicated support 1:1 or in small groupsPlay a pivotal part in raising attainment throughout the schoolJoin a hardworking and dedicated team of practitionersMaking and creating resourcesHelping to raise the attainment of the studentsSupporting the needs of students with SENDTo work alongside and learn from a talented and supportive team of teachersTo develop teaching techniques and communication skillsAdapt techniques to suit learnersTo monitor and track pupil progressTake on feedback to continually improve your practiceTo protect the health and welfare of our team, teachers, and teaching support staff, we will be holding video interviews and consultations for the foreseeable future.Why Horizon Teachers?• We always look to pay you the highest possible rate.• You choose to be paid via a payroll company or directly by Horizon.• You can choose whichever payroll company suits you.• If you choose a payroll company then we will uplift your pay to guarantee you are better off.• After 12 weeks we will pay you the permanent equivalent for the job.• For Teaching Assistants, Horizon Teachers offer free CPD Certified Behaviour Management & Safeguarding Training Sessions.• Please look at our reviews to see from others what it is like to work with us (Google.com/horizonteachers).• We have been helping teachers/Teaching Assistants find work since 2008,• In our team we have collective experience of working with schools for over 80 years.Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEN Teaching Assistant

£70 - £90 per day
No two days are the same for a teaching assistant. Some days you could be assisting with lesson preparation, whilst others are spent providing 1:1 support to a child with specific needs.As a teaching assistant, your work will have far-reaching effects as you'll not only be making a difference to the lives of students, but to the school itself and its surrounding community.Training as a teaching assistant opens many avenues for career progression within the education sector. At Horizon Teachers you can expect to:·Top pay rates and the permanent equivalent pay after 12 weeks·Opportunity to get a place on paid vocational teacher training with a school·In-depth free induction session in our central London office·Free safeguarding and behaviour management training·You choose how you are paid and which payroll company you wish to use·The perfect way to launch your career in educationHorizon Teachers are recruiting for a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to work at a school in Wandsworth starting as soon as possible. The school is a Special School for children and young people with Complex Needs and Speech and Language Difficulties aged 4 to 19 years.The school are seeking someone with:• Experience of working in a school for children with severe learning difficulties.• Experience in a mixed class of children with severe learning difficulties,• Experience with students/adults with physical difficulty and autism.• The ability to take the initiative and engage with children to support them in their work and play.• The confidence to make observations of their learning and to be involved in personal care.Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

BSL Teaching Assistant

£65 - £95 per day
Horizon Teachers are currently working with an ofsted rated outstanding special primary school in Camden. Starting in early May, they are looking for 1:1 BSL Teaching Assistants to support children with language and communication needs. The post is initially until the summer but has the possibility for extension if successful.The school can offer:-A very supportive team and environment-On the job support-To work on a 1:1 capacity with pupils-Training and development opportunities-To work alongside therapists/councillorsTo be successful, you will need:-BSL Qualification Level 2 minimum-A valid DBS certificate (we can support with your application)-Previous experience of supporting pupils with Special Education Needs.Why Horizon Teachers?-We have a 4.7* Google rating from teachers, support staff and schools we have helped.-Up to £200 in vouchers of your choice if you refer a friend or colleague.-We have been supporting schools for 12 years. -You decide how you are paid, either through us or a payroll company.Horizon Teachers are currently holding video consultations online, so please apply asap to be considered.Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

BSL Teaching Assistant

£0 - £95 per day
An East London Primary School are seeking a BSL Teaching Assistant for their Hearing Impaired Unit to start immediately. This role is full time and long term.The School are looking to appoint an experienced BSL Teaching Assistant with or working towards BSL (British Sign Language) level 3 and able to work primarily with students using BSL in order to access a Primary Curriculum.In order to be successful, you will need:• BSL Qualification Level 3 minimum• A minimum qualification of grade C in English and Maths at GCSE level• Previous experience of supporting pupils with Special Education NeedsIn return, you can expect:The Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are expanding to meet the communication needs of deaf pupils not only in the borough, but in the Resource Provision at the school too. You will be working as a member of the well-established Deaf Resource Base which cater for twelve deaf children, some of whom have additional needs. The provision is committed to an inclusive approach to education based on individual needs and is an integral part of the social community. The current team includes two teachers of the deaf (one unqualified), an educational interpreter (BSL Level 6) and a part-time deaf instructor.This is a great opportunity for you to develop as a Communication Support Worker, adding to your CV and bringing your skills to an environment where you can focus on one to one support.To apply; send your CV or call and ask to speak with the SEND Team. The school are trialling candidates now so please do not hesitate to get in touch for an immediate interview.Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEND Teaching Assistant

£65 - £90 per day
A growing number of children and young adults in the UK are being identified as having Special Educational Needs. These developments have led to an increase in the demand for qualified teachers and support staff. Situated a short journey from Feltham Station, this state of the art special needs school is seeking dedicated and energetic support staff who are looking to venture into the world of Special Needs, The classes are purpose built for 8-10 students and encourage independence, personal development and learning through the use of PECS. The school is a special school for children aged 3 - 11 years with severe and profound learning difficulties including those with an additional diagnosis of autism, a background in support work, care or education would find you an ideal fit for this role as personal care support is often a requirement.Recently rated Good by Ofsted, they are expanding the school across to sites to provide an exciting, innovative and personalised curriculum for all pupils. Each Site is equipped with specialist support and facilities, appropriate to the age of the pupils and classes are small and teaching staff work closely alongside support staff.Our Refer a Friend scheme offers up to £200 in vouchers of your choice so please feel free to pass on my details to others and let me know you have done it.To protect the health and welfare of our team, teachers, and teaching support staff, we will be holding video interviews and consultations for the foreseeable future.Why Horizon Teachers? • We always look to pay you the highest possible rate• You choose to be paid via a payroll company or directly by Horizon• You can choose whichever payroll company suits you • If you choose a payroll company then we will uplift your pay to guarantee you are better off• After 12 weeks we will pay you the permanent equivalent for the job• For Teaching Assistants, we e offer free CPD Certified Behaviour Management & Safeguarding Training Sessions• Please look at our reviews to see from others what it is like to work with us (Google.com/horizonteachers)• We have been helping teachers/TAs find work since 2008• In our team we have collective experience of working with schools for over 80 years!My experience with Horizon teachers has been excellent. Tom in the SEND team, particularly has been nothing but exceptional in finding the perfect position for me. Tom is definitely an asset to the company and I am thankful for all of his hard work, support and commitment- Harjoat, SEND Teaching AssistantThe school are seeking someone with:• Experience of working in a school for children with severe learning difficulties.• Experience in a mixed class of children with severe learning difficulties,• Experience with students/adults with physical difficulty and autism.• The ability to take the initiative and engage with children to support them in their work and play.• The confidence to make observations of their learning and to be involved in personal care.Give us a call today on 0207 444 0009 or register your CV to find out more - SEN/SUP2Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. For all teaching roles you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.  Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.