SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Temporary
  • Leeds
  • £75 - 90 per day

Connex - Yorkshire

Are you passionate about providing specialist support and feel confident working with children who have specialist education and emotional needs?

Connex Education are working with a fabulous school in Leeds who are on the looking for a full time SEMH Learning Support Assistant, experienced in working with children with many SEN needs such as: Autism, behavioural issues, communication and SEMH.

The role involves working with students within the specialist SEN provision in school. You must be proactive and flexible, have a flare for creativity and enjoy working with and building rapport with students who may be used to different educational dynamics.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8.15am – 3.15pm, starting 20th February and will continue on a long term basis until the end of the academic year.

The role will include (but not limited to)

  • a comprehensive timetable of support across a number of pupils with SEMH and potential autism/communication and interaction needs (this role would not be limited to 1:1 support for a specific pupil)
  • planning programmes of support and intervention for themselves and other inclusion support staff to deliver as part of provision for pupils
  • responding to behaviour/inclusion needs as these arise in school
  • supporting a nurture provision over lunchtimes and break times
  • working in partnership with the SENCo/Senior Inclusion worker to make strategic plans that cater for needs based on presenting needs in school

Candidates would ideally have:

  • a strong work ethic, able to manage challenge and work in a fast paced environment 
  • experience in and a desire to support challenging SEMH behaviour and autism/communication needs 
  • experience of working in a challenging inner-city school environment
  • have experience/training in delivering behaviour/SEMH/Emotional literacy support
  • potentially autism training

Benefits working with Connex:

  • Full, FREE training in SEN, safeguarding and other CPD accredited courses – Plus a Level 3 funded qualification 
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Grow your own knowledge in a role that varies every day
  • An experienced local consultant to provide advice and support
  • A weekly PAYE scheme, including employer pension contributions, subject to minimum requirements.
  • Invite to Teacher Socials and events
  • Opportunity to secure a permanent contract

If you would like more information, or to discuss the role, please contact Jenny on 01274 085410 / 0113 733 9130 or you can call my mobile on 07535 712776. Please send your CV to me at

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