SEN Teaching Assistant

Selly Oak, West Midlands
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2023
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£75 - £90 per day
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Selly Oak, West Midlands

Special Needs 1:1 Teaching Assistant for Early Years

Position Overview:

Tradewind Recruitment are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Special Needs 1:1 Teaching Assistant to work with students in Early Years who require individualised support to reach their full potential. The successful candidate will play a critical role in providing personalised assistance to students with special educational needs, fostering their academic, social, and emotional development.

Key Responsibilities:

Individualised Support: Provide one-on-one support to students with special needs, tailoring teaching methods and materials to meet their unique learning requirements.

Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Conduct regular assessments to evaluate students' abilities and track their progress, adjusting teaching strategies as necessary.

Curriculum Adaptation: Modify and adapt curriculum materials to accommodate individual learning styles, ensuring students can access and engage with the content.

Behavioural Management: Assist in managing and addressing challenging behaviours, employing positive behaviour intervention strategies when necessary.

Communication: Maintain open and effective communication with classroom teachers, special education staff, and parents/guardians to share progress, concerns, and strategies for student success.

Resource Development: Collaborate with educators to create or source supplementary resources, aids, and tools to enhance the learning experience for students with special needs.

Safety and Well-being: Ensure the safety and well-being of students at all times, including during transitions, activities, and breaks.

Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records of student performance, behaviour, and achievements, as well as progress reports for regular review and reporting purposes.

Professional Development: Stay informed about the latest developments in special education practices and attend relevant workshops or training to enhance skills and knowledge.

Inclusive Environment: Promote a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages peer interaction and supports the social and emotional growth of all students.


Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; bachelor's degree in education or related field preferred.

Relevant experience working with students with special educational needs, preferably in a school setting.

Understanding of various special educational needs, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and sensory processing disorders.

Knowledge of and experience with individualised education plans (IEPs) and the ability to implement accommodations and modifications accordingly.

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to collaborate effectively with teachers, parents, and other support staff.

Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for helping students with special needs succeed academically and socially.

Ability to adapt teaching methods and strategies to meet the unique needs of each student.

Knowledge of and commitment to maintaining confidentiality and following ethical guidelines in the education field.

First Aid and CPR certification preferred but training can be provided.

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time position with regular school hours, Monday through Friday.

The role may require occasional flexibility in working hours to accommodate students' needs.

The Special Needs 1:1 Teaching Assistant will work primarily in a classroom setting.

About Tradewind:

We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay

We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you 45 CPD courses!

Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a brilliant bonus of up to £100!

Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success

Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

Does this sound like a role for you? If so, I would love to hear from you. Alternatively, if this isn't quite the right fit but you would like to hear about some of our other vacancies across the West Midlands, please contact the primary team at the Birmingham office on 0121 643 3505, or email

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