• SEN – Autism
  • SEN – SEMH
  • SEND
  • Walsall
  • Job Area: Walsall

We are currently looking for a teaching assistant for a special educational needs school located in Walsall.

Position Details:

  • Part-time position: 3 days a week (Monday to Wednesday)
  • Working hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Start date: Immediate start
  • Long-term basis commitment


About the School:

The school caters to students aged 7-18 with Autism and a range of complex educational needs. The school aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where these students can thrive. The curriculum is tailored to meet their unique requirements, ensuring they receive the necessary challenges to further their learning and prepare them for their educational journey ahead.


 Role and Responsibilities:

As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in helping our students overcome barriers to learning and achieve success. Working both on a one-to-one basis and in small groups, you will provide support across all areas of the curriculum. Your ability to quickly build engaging relationships with students is essential, as is your dedication to working closely with the class teacher and other teaching assistants to create a collaborative learning environment.



  • Prior experience working with students with special educational needs is essential.
  • A deep understanding of Autism and strategies to support children with communication difficulties and challenging behaviour.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish strong relationships with students and colleagues.
  • Patience, empathy, and a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of students.



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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