SEND Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 41559
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Stafflex
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £11.44 to £20.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Holiday pay
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Work Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Rosie Stahelin

Job Description

Secondary Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Teaching Assistant

Are you an experienced SEND teaching assistant looking to make a significant impact in the 2024/25 school year? Your expertise is in high demand!

Stafflex Education is partnering with secondary schools and academies across Kirklees, Calderdale, and Wakefield, urgently seeking dedicated SEND Teaching Assistants for day-to-day, long-term, and permanent positions starting September 2024.

As a vital member of our team, you will provide invaluable one-on-one support to secondary school pupils with additional needs. Working closely with class teachers, you will assist your assigned pupils across various curriculum subjects, nurturing their social skills, maintaining focus, and actively contributing to their academic development. Additionally, you will extend support to the broader class and teacher as required.

Why Join Stafflex Education?

  • Separate holiday pay ensuring you have paid annual leave opportunities
  • Weekly PAYE payments facilitated by our in-house payroll team
  • Convenient access to the Stafflex Hub web app, streamlining communication of your availability and offering access to valuable training resources
  • Advice and support from our team of experienced educators
  • Local and convenient assignments tailored to your secondary school preferences
  • 24/7 phone service for ongoing support


  • Recent experience working with secondary age children, preferably in a one-on-one capacity
  • Proven track record supporting secondary students with SEND and/or Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs
  • Minimum Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • A supportive, nurturing demeanour with exceptional behaviour management skills
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with secondary students and fellow staff members
  • A comprehensive CV detailing your employment history for the last 10 years, with explanations for any gaps
  • Compliance with Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, and Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable), in accordance with our stringent safeguarding policy
  • Legal right to work in the UK
  • Willingness to attend a face-to-face registration interview

At Stafflex, our community is paramount, and we take pride in being a family-run, independent agency. We prioritise our relationships with both our temporary staff and partner secondary schools, providing unwavering support at every career stage. Renowned for our friendly, transparent, and ethical approach, we're committed to your success.

Ready to make a difference? Apply now or call 01484 351010 to explore how Stafflex can empower your career in secondary education.

Stafflex Education is committed to equal opportunities and is both an Education Recruitment Agency and Business. Candidates will undergo thorough compliance procedures, including enhanced DBS and reference checks, as part of our unwavering dedication to safeguarding secondary school students.