SEN Teaching Assistant Jobs

Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching assistants support teachers in schools to help provide education to children with certain educational needs and disabilities. The term ‘special educational needs’ is used when learning difficulties or disabilities make it harder for children to learn and absorb information than most other children of the same age.

Working as an SEN teaching assistant is a demanding yet ultimately rewarding job, which requires patience and understanding. Depending on the needs and severity of the children’s conditions, you may be expected to work one to one with individuals, or with a small group of children within a larger classroom situation. 

Within this job role is it important to encourage the children to communicate with others, follow instructions and be confident in their learning. These may be skills that many children will find easy, but for those at SEN schools it might take a little longer. By using your skills and training in becoming an SEN teaching assistant, you will make a remarkable impact on many of the children’s lives and future potential.   

Let Horizon Teachers help you find the perfect SEN teaching assistant job

At Horizon Teachers our SEND team work with schools and alternative provisions across London and the Home Counties. We offer roles at some of the best SEN schools in London and are passionate about recruiting for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities sector. We cover all areas of the SEND sector, which includes: 

  • Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH)
  • Specific learning difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Multisensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulty (PMLD)
  • Physical Disability (PD)

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3 Jobs

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.

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.

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.