SEND Teaching Assistant

Vision for Education Ltd
Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Supply
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Have you got a passion for supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? Are you wanting flexible working hours each week, not tied down to a contract and work in different specialist settings and alternative provisions?

Due to the vast area we cover and the number of client schools we work with, we want to hear from SEND Teaching Assistants and Classroom Assistants with experience of, or desire to work with, any of the following; ASC (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), MLD, SLD, PMLD, SMEH, EBSD and pupils with physical difficulties.

Experience is preferred but not essential as our main focus is to find the type of person that can be a positive influence and calming presence in what is sometimes a challenging environment. You must be an enthusiastic and innovative individual and have the ability to build a strong rapport with children and young people.

Your duties would depend on the age of the children and their individual needs, but would usually involve: 

•Helping with schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher. 

•Preparing learning materials. 

•Encouraging children to be confident and independent. 

•Helping children understand instructions carrying out a child's care plan (education, social, behaviour and personal). 

•Supporting a child’s EHC plan/Statement of SEN 

•Encouraging children to communicate using various methods (e.g. PECS and Makaton). 

•Giving information and help to teachers. 

•Supporting children with personal care.

In return for your hard work and expertise, you will be rewarded with: 

•Unparalleled daily rates paid weekly as PAYE in our in-house payroll. 

•£50 reward every time you recommend a colleague  

•Support throughout your work placements. 

•Access to a dedicated SEND consultant 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

•Access to FREE CPD such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and Moving and Handling qualifications. 

•Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). 

•Full compliance with AWR (Agency Worker Regulations) to make sure you get paid what you deserve.

•Regular FREE social events, giving you the chance to network with other education professionals, widen your professional contacts – and have a great night out!

If you feel you have the qualities we are looking for, and would like to know more please call the Peterborough office on 01733 371371. Alternatively, please send us your current CV.


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