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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Job type: Temp to Perm, Full time

Location: Harrogate

£75 - 80 per day

Recruiter: Vision for Education

Sector: Education

Job description

£70-£80 per day

Long term and permanent  Special Needs Teaching Assistant required for an amazing Harrogate Special School.

To be considered for the Special Needs Teaching Assistant position, you will: 

  • Be available Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16.30.
  • Be willing to attend a one-day positive behaviour management course. 
  • Be physically fit and energetic.
  • Be passionate about changing the lives of young people with SEMH.
  • Have experience working with children or young people


  • Supporting Children aged between 9-16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues and Challenging Behaviour.  
  • Assisting the class teacher in organising and carrying out activities.
  • Supporting with behaviour management in the classroom.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are 6 months minimum experience working with Children, Young People and/or Adults with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs. This is a temporary to permanent position meaning that you have the opportunity to complete a 12-week placement through us before being offered a permanent role by the school. 

The School 

The environment in which you will be working is in a Special School in Harrogate, North Yorkshire that caters for children between the ages of 9 to 16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues and challenging behaviour.                                                                                                                                                         

The aim of the school is to ensure every pupil is ready for the next stage in their education and life as they move throughout the school. The school place a key focus on numeracy and literacy throughout the curriculum, whilst ensuring that all pupils access a broad and balanced curriculum that meets their needs and also reflects their aspirations and interests. This is done by activities being planned to be engaging for the children, creative and fun for them to take part in which encourages pupils to participate and get involved in school activities. 

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service. 

About us

We are a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What we offer

As a valued employee, you will receive: 

  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. 
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (to commence when schools re-open, subject to availability and qualifying criteria). 
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). 
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers' Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to. 
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training and safeguarding training.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. 
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support. 

How to apply 

If you are an experienced or aspiring Special Needs Teaching Assistant that wants to work in special schools who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website.

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Recruiter information

 Nearby train stations

 Nearby bus stops

  • NE-bound, Royal Hall, Montpellier Road
  • SE-bound, Royal Hall, Parliament Street
  • 32013420, Cheltenham Cres, Cheltenham Crescent
  • E-bound, Cheltenham Crescent, Cheltenham Crescent
  • N-bound, White Hart, Cold Bath Road

 Nearby schools

  • Western Primary School
  • Harrogate Ladies' College
  • Harrogate, St Peter's Church of England Primary School
  • Harrogate, Grove Road Community Primary School
  • Harrogate, Coppice Valley Community Primary School

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