Zest is recruiting exclusively for a special educational needs (SEND) school in Shenstone for a full time Teaching Assistant to join their team.

As a teaching assistant, you will be working in a vibrant community special school that caters to children and young people aged 11-19 with Autism (ASC) and associated learning needs. Your main responsibility will be to support the class teacher within the classroom, providing assistance in preparing learning resources and maintaining a high standard of classroom organisation.

In this full-time position, you will be required to work Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15:30. This long-term opportunity is set to begin as soon as possible and will continue for the remainder of the academic year. It is essential that you have the flexibility and commitment to work with students who have persistent differences with social interaction, social communication, and understanding emotions.

While previous experience in a school environment is preferred, applications from teaching assistants, support workers, and individuals who have worked with adults with special educational needs (SEND) are also welcomes. This inclusive approach ensures that a diverse range of skills and perspectives are brought into the classroom.

To excel in this role, you should possess excellent communication skills, patience, and empathy. You will be supporting students with Autism (ASC) and associated learning needs, who require additional support to engage with the curriculum.


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at steph@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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