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SEN Teaching Assistant
contract type
Full-time, Part-time
contract term
Short-term/day-to-day supply, Long-term
£65 to £85 per day
Apply by
18 April 2022
Job start
Job end

We are looking for candidates to join us for this SEN Teaching Assistant role starting ASAP. The settings are based in Lancaster and surrounding areas in north Lancashire. We are looking for full and part time staff.

About the role

We work with a variety of schools and settings as a first port of call for their temporary, permanent and cover needs. We can be flexible around candidates, but most vacancies are full time Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:30 weekly. We can also off ad-hoc supply work if preferred.

The range of settings we work with include:

  • Mainstream Primary and Secondary schools with high levels of students with SEN needs.
  • Specific special school settings that specialise in an individual or various SEN needs such as Autism, ADHD and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) issues.
  • Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units working with students who are currently out of mainstream education.

It would be advantageous for the preferred candidate to have access to a car due to the location of some of the settings as they are difficult to get to via public transport.

About the school

This is a great opportunity to work in an SEN setting in the Lancaster area that is well established and inclusive for students that can range from Reception to Post 16.

The successful SEN Teaching Assistant will be confident in supporting children with barriers to learning including:

  • Autism
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Experience in dealing with challenging behaviour.

You will be able to work within committed staff teams who provide supportive and nurturing environments for all students.


To be considered for the role of SEN Teaching Assistant you will:
  • We are looking for candidates to join us for this SEN Teaching Assistant role who have a background in any of these areas; Health and Social Care, Early Childhood Studies, Supporting Teaching and Learning, Youth Work, Psychology, Sociology, Mental Health or a related qualification (but not essential).
  • Experience is vital for this role, as we need to obtain recent professional references.
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.


£65 to £85 per day

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Relevant experience in the past few years working with children, young people or vulnerable adults.

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 Dave Travis on 01772 669 322 or email
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