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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant
contract type
Full-time, Part-time
contract term
Long-term, Permanent
£65 to £85 per day
Apply by
01 April 2022
Job start
18 April 2022
Job end

We are looking for candidates to join us for this Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant role starting ASAP. The setting is based in Grange-over-Sands, outside of Kendal. We are looking for full and part time staff.

About the role

We work with SEND Schools as a first port of call for their temporary, permanent and cover needs. We can be flexible around your schedule, but most vacancies are full time Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:30 weekly. We can also off ad-hoc supply work if you prefer.

The range of schools and settings can vary between mainstream Primary and Secondary schools, specific learning difficulty schools which include students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and Autism (ASC), alongside settings that focus on behaviour and exclusion such as Alternative Providers and Pupil Referral Units.

This range of settings gives you a variety of experience so that we can place you to where you feel most comfortable and where your experience fits in best.

You will be working collaboratively with the class teacher, facilitating the learning of small groups and working 1:1 with students who have a variety of SEN needs.

About the school

The school is an independent, specialist day and residential school, providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Cumbria, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with a range of complex learning needs, social and emotional difficulties and challenging behaviours.

You will be able to work within committed teams who provide supportive and nurturing environments for all students and staff alike. The successful Special Needs Teaching Assistant will be confident in supporting children with barriers to learning including:

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


To be considered for the role of Special Educational Needs 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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