Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Vision for Education LtdNorth Tyneside

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

North Tyneside

£9.77 per hour

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience for this position is 4-6 weeks supporting young people or adults with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). 

Contract dates 

As soon as possible

Vision for Education is currently seeking a full time Special Needs Teaching Assistant to work in a school in the North Tyneside local authority. The school caters for students who have Autism, SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties), PMLD (Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties) and a range of other complex needs.

The role

Working as part of a hardworking and dedicated team, the successful Teaching Assistant will focus on delivering support to complex young people across the SEND spectrum. This position will be 5 days a week, working 08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday. 

The successful candidate will ideally have Team Teach Training however this is not essential and can be provided by Vision free of charge for successful applicants.


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

  • Have experience supporting children in small groups and/or 1:1.   
  • Have experience working with children with Autism, MLD, SLD, PLMD and other complex needs. 
  • Ideally, have a DBS on the Update Service. 
  • Have a patient and caring nature.
  • Be available to work between Monday and Friday 08:30 – 16:30pm.

Vision for Education is 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 Vision for Education  

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer 

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, 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 (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, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package. 
  • 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 Individual 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, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education, please contact our Newcastle SEND team on 0191 229 1386.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call. 

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Vision for Education Ltd

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