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SEN Teaching Assistant

Supply Desk are currently recruiting qualified, resilient and caring special needs teaching assistants for a range of special needs schools in the Holmfirth area. This role is to commence in September for daily supply and long-term positions.

You will be supporting a range of children with special needs, which may include but are not limited to;

  • Autism (ASD)
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Emotional Behaviour Disorder (EBD)
  • Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
  • Moderate learning difficulties (MLD)
  • Speech and Language difficulties (SpLD)
  • Hearing impairments (HI)
  • Visual impairments (VI)

You will help to ensure pupils in different age groups access the curriculum and make progress. To be an ideal candidate for this role, you will need to be empathetic, calm and patient. Strong communication skills are also important in order to ease the process for the pupil. As well as being challenging, this role will also prove to be rewarding as you will be able to play an active role in making a difference in the pupil’s progress.


  • Supporting pupils in the classroom and around the school environment
  • Strong knowledge of behaviour management
  • Experience working in similar environments
  • Available to start work ASAP
  • Valid DBS or willingness to obtain one through us


  • Teaching Assistant CACHE Level 3 or NVQ Level 3 qualification
  • On occasion, providing personal care for the students (this is desirable but not essential)
  • Team teach trained or equivalent behaviour management certificate
  • Makaton/BSL trained or experience of using it in practise
  • PECS trained/experienced
  • Experience of supporting SEN pupils such as ASD, SEMH, EBD, PMLD, SLD, MLD, SpLD, HI and/or VI

Supply Desk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates applying to jobs through Supply Desk must undertake or have undertaken an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS (Full assistance provided to those that need to obtain a DBS)

If you are interested in this role please send your CV to matthew.shone@supplydesk.co.uk or call 0113 367 0991

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