SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Leeds
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SEN TA LS SUM 24
Salary: £85 - 99 per day + CPD & PAYE
Job Published: 11 days ago

Teaching Assistants & Support Staff - SEND - LEEDS - Sociable hours

Are you tired of long care work hours?

Are you a graduate looking to take the next step in your career?

Are you a former member of the Armed Forces, seeking a fulfilling role in civilian life?

We may have the perfect opportunity for you...

Working with young people can be challenging yet rewarding, requiring patience, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

The Role

The role of SEND Teaching & Support Assistant is to provide assistance to young people with special educational needs or disabilities. You will support them by removing barriers that may impede their ability to access the curriculum, engage in learning, and realise their full potential.


We welcome applications from candidates with previous experience working with young people or supporting others in various sectors. However, a strong motivation to work with and improve outcomes for young people is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with young people.
  • Support an individual or group of students in traditional and non-traditional learning environments.
  • Act as a role model and mentor, offering a supportive approach.
  • Assist students with personal care, physical needs, and medical requirements, promoting independence.
  • Implement specific educational programmes for young people.
  • Facilitate activities for small groups of students with identified needs.
  • Document observations on students' behaviour and progress.

Desirable Experience

We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience in settings such as:

  • Youth work
  • Youth offending services
  • Blue light & emergency services
  • Creative industries
  • Sports coaching

About Protocol Education

Protocol Education has been placing teaching professionals in a range of settings for many years. As an REC accredited and audited agency, we take safeguarding seriously and are a leading fully compliant provider within the education sector. Our large office network covers areas from the North East to the South West and most places in-between.


To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • An enhanced DBS certificate with a live subscription to the update service or willingness to obtain one
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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