Special Needs Support Assistant

Vision for Education LtdManchester

We are working with special needs schools across Manchester who are looking to appoint a Special Needs Support Assistant to work with pupils with moderate, severe, and complex needs. This is a can be on a full-time or part-time basis dependant on your circumstances. 

The role

The desired Special Needs Support Assistant will be able to meet the needs of pupils with barriers to learning, and associated needs including social, emotional and mental health issues. Successful experience of working with pupils with of this nature is desirable.

The school

The post of Special Needs Support Assistant will suit someone either looking to work in a special needs school environment, or someone with special school experience. The schools provide educational environments that are child centred, flexible and responsive to the complex needs of each pupil.


Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for the Special Needs Support Assistant position are:

• Have a minimum of 6 weeks relevant experience

• Ideally Have experience supporting pupils with complex needs

• Have a passion for working with children with barriers to learning

Vision for Education is committed to Safeguarding children and young people. 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 to 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. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. We have branches across the country, and we are part of the world-renowned education company TES Global.

What Vision for Education offer

As a Special Needs Support Assistant and 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 qualifying period).

• Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.

• FREE online EduCare training package worth £390, including 38 accredited safeguarding and duty of care online courses.

• Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.

• Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are a Special Needs Support Assistant 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 Manchester team on 0161 641 3743.

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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