Support Worker (Based in Schools) / Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND, March, Cambridgeshire

Vision for Education LtdMarch, Cambridgeshire
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Vision for Education, the supply arm of TES, are seeking to appoint a motivated and dynamic Support Worker to join our successful supply teaching team and to work in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools and provisions in March and the surrounding Cambridgeshire areas. This position is to start from after Easter 2018 and continue on a long-term basis.

The successful Support Worker will need to have the ability to effectively support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). You will be involved in providing targeted support either inside or outside of the classroom, and assisting children on a 1:1 basis, as well as in a group. The ideal Support Worker will be expected to accompany students to their relevant therapy sessions if required and be able to work effectively within a small team to ensure the smooth running of lessons. In addition, the successful Support Worker will need to be flexible, adaptable and able to hit the ground running in a busy and vibrant environment.

The successful Support Worker will have experience and excellent knowledge of working with individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities. Ideally, the successful candidate will be a Qualified Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant, although this isn’t essential. This is because it’s more important that we appoint a Teaching Assistant who has a very calm, nurturing and engaging approach when it comes to supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Applications are also encouraged from those with a Support Worker and/or Career background. 

To be considered for this position of Support Worker (within schools and specialist provisions), you must: 

· Have experience of supporting children, young people and/ or adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND); including Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), Social, Emotional and Behavioural (SEBD) Difficulties, Autism (ASD/ASC), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Difficulties.

· Have a genuine desire and passion to become part of a committed team of Special Educational Needs Staff. 

· Be able to build a positive and strong rapport with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

· Have a passion for teaching, with the ability to help plan and deliver inspiring lessons and intervention classes.

At Vision for Education, we take our responsibilities to our practitioners seriously and our aim is to ensure you are well supported and rewarded for your efforts. As part of the Vision for Education team, and as a Support Worker, you will receive:

· Excellent daily rates of pay, paid weekly through PAYE

· Support through your placements

· Unparalleled daily rates

· Access to a dedicated SEND Consultant 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

· Access to free specialist Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and Moving and Handling Qualifications, and 20+ eLearning Courses through EduCare 

· £50 reward every time you recommend a colleague

· Regular social events with 100% complimentary food and drink

If you are a Support Worker 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 today. 

For more information on this Support Worker position and other teaching opportunities Vision for Education have to offer within Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across Cambridgeshire, please contact the Peterborough SEND Team on 01733 371371 or Lauren.Bates@visionforeducation.co.uk

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