Specialist Teaching Assistant

West Midlands/ permanent / £150 - 190 per day

oin Our Team as a Specialist Teaching Assistant for 1-1 Support with Students with Special Needs!

Are you a compassionate and dedicated individual with a passion for supporting students with special needs? We are seeking a talented Specialist Teaching Assistant to join our team, working one-on-one with students in a school setting. This role offers a rewarding opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students and contribute to their academic, social, and emotional development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide personalized one-on-one support to students with special needs, including but not limited to autism, learning disabilities, and sensory processing disorders.
  • Assist students in accessing the curriculum, participating in learning activities, and developing essential skills in literacy, numeracy, communication, and social interaction.
  • Implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and adapt teaching strategies to meet the unique needs and abilities of each student, fostering their independence and confidence.
  • Collaborate closely with classroom teachers, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), and external professionals to ensure continuity of support and promote student progress.
  • Monitor student progress and behaviour, keeping accurate records and providing feedback to the appropriate stakeholders to inform decision-making and planning.
  • Create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.

Key Attributes and Skills:

  • Previous experience working with students with special needs in a school or educational setting, preferably providing 1-1 support.
  • Empathy, patience, and a genuine commitment to supporting the individual needs and well-being of each student.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and families.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in responding to the diverse needs and challenges of students with special needs, using initiative and creativity to overcome obstacles.
  • Knowledge of a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), along with strategies and interventions to support student learning and development.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, contributing to a positive and cohesive school environment.

If you are a compassionate and dedicated individual with a desire to support students with special needs, we invite you to apply for this exciting Specialist Teaching Assistant position. Join us in creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every student can thrive. Apply now and be part of our mission to inspire excellence and promote equity for all students!

All applicants will be contacted to discuss suitability and then invited to register with TeacherActive.



Registration involves an enhanced DBS check, ID checks and will require you to supply good professional references. We pride ourselves on excellent service. We can provide a wide range of opportunities in schools and other educational institutions, with good rates of pay, at times to suit your needs.



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