• SEN – Autism
  • SEN – MLD
  • SEN – PMLD
  • SEN – SEMH
  • SEN – SLD
  • SEND
  • Burton on Trent
  • Job Area: Burton-on-Trent

Zest Education is currently seeking passionate and dedicated  Teaching Assistants to join a special educational needs school in Burton-on-Trent. With multiple vacancies available, we are offering both full-time and part-time positions for immediate starts.

The school is focused on providing exceptional support for children and young people aged 5-19 who have a range of needs, including autism, speech, and language disorders, moderate to severe learning difficulties, and associated behavioural challenges. By offering personalised learning experiences, the school enables students to engage in real-life activities and explore their interests and preferences with the guidance of our committed staff.

As a Teaching Assistant at this school, you will be responsible for providing 1:1 and small group support to students, both in the classroom and during extracurricular activities. We are looking for individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills, who can create positive relationships with students, colleagues, and families. Empathy, patience, and resilience are key qualities needed to support students facing social, emotional, and behavioural obstacles.

Ideal candidates should have prior experience working with individuals with special educational needs or have a background in a residential/care setting. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of young people and are ready to take on this rewarding challenge, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity at our school.

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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