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Behaviour Support Assistant - Supply Staff
contract type
Full-time, Part-time
contract term
Short-term/day-to-day supply, Long-term
£85 to £112 per day
Apply by
01 August 2024
Job start
Job end

We are currently seeking a Behaviour Support Assistant to work within a SEND school setting in Wakefield. The desired Behaviour Support Assistant will have; Experience of working with children or adults in a school or care setting Be reliable and flexibile to the schools needs

About the role

We are currently seeking additional Behaviour Support Assistants for supply work within our partner Specialist provisions.

The Behaviour Support Assistant role involves supporting groups of children with additional needs such as ASD, PMLD, MLD, challenging behaviours and social, emotional and mental health needs. You will be required to work within group and 1:1 setting with a range of ages and levels of learning.

Your daily routine will involve continuously adapting and working alongside pupils to make their time in school as beneficial and productive as possible. Your main objective will be to support these pupils with this, as well as making sure they are not displaying any triggers or any signs of unease.

Our main aim is to offer the best possible support to pupils. In order to be successful for this role a nurturing, patient and empathetic attitude will be key.

About the school

This SEND school is based in the Wakefield area and is easily accessible via public transport. They support diverse group of pupils with a range of complex learning needs, social and emotional difficulties and challenging behaviours.

There is also ample car parking. We are continually seeking quality caring staff members, who with additional experience and training may eventually become full time or even supply support staff members.

This school is looking for someone who thinks on their feet, is reliable, willing to go the extra mile and build positive relationships with students. Alongside this having a fun and energetic personality.


To be considered for the role of Behaviour Support Assistant - Supply Staff you will:
  • Have previous experience of working with children or young people; ideally within a school, nursery, childcare, youth work, play or care setting within the last 2 years.
  • We must be able to obtain valid references from these roles.
  • Hold, or be prepared to undergo an Enhanced DBS, registered to the Update Service
  • Ideally have access to their own transport
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.


£85 to £112 per day

Salary is also dependent on reliability, consistency, flexibility and based on the schools feedback.
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • recent experience obtained within the last 2 years, of working with children or young people, ideally within a school, nursery, childcare, youth work, play or care setting. We must be able to obtain references from these roles.

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 training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Ryan Peate on 01484 642 928 or email
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