• SEN – Autism
  • Wednesbury
  • Job Area: Wednesbury

Are you looking for a role supporting students with special educational needs? Zest is currently recruiting a SEND Teaching Assistant on behalf of a school in Wednesbury to start immediately on a full-time basis. The ideal individual will have experience in a school setting or have personal care experience.

The SEND Teaching Assistant will be supporting students with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 4yo-19yo. The role will be ongoing for at least the remainder of the academic year.


Responsibilities of the SEND Teaching Assistant role:

  • Implementing strategies outlined in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) to address academic and behavioural goals
  • Working with the school’s behaviour support team to develop and implementing behaviour intervention plans
  • Supporting students in understanding and navigating social situations
  • Collaborating with the classroom teacher to adapt and modify lessons to meet the needs of the students
  • Monitoring and recording the academic and behavioural progress of the students


Requirements of the SEND Teaching Assistant role:

  • Previous experience working with children, especially those with autism or other special educational needs, is highly favourable
  • Knowledge of different teaching strategies and interventions for students with autism is also beneficial
  • Knowledge and skills in positive behaviour management strategies for maintaining a positive and supportive learning environment


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Chris at chris@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 within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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