• Stoke-On-Trent
  • Job Area: Stoke-On-Trent

We are currently looking for a teaching assistant for a special educational needs school located in Stoke-On-Trent. This school caters for children from the age of five to sixteen with Autism (ASC) and social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH). This is a full-time position starting as soon as possible and will be ongoing until the end of 2022/2023 academic year. Due to the needs of the students, the ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with individuals with SEND.

The role will require you to quickly build engaging relationships with small groups of children, and you will need to work closely with an experienced team. You will be supporting the class teacher with the delivery of lessons and supporting the students to identify, meet and exceed their educational targets. You will be working with the children on a 1:1 basis and in small groups, so it is important that you have a flexible approach to meet each individual child’s needs.

The role:

– You will need to be confident, enthusiastic and be able to identify and engage with different learning needs

– You will be able to communicate clearly and effectively with both staff and students

– You will need to be passionate to build trusting relationships with the children to help them manage the learning challenges they may face.

If you are interested in this temporary position or want to find out more, email Mitch Joss on mitch@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years, teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

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