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Special Needs Teaching Assistant
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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£70 to £80 per day
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15 April 2022
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This is a temporary to permanent position meaning that you complete a 12-week full-time, paid placement before being offered a permanent role by the school.

About the role

The role

As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant you will work alongside the Class Teacher to assist with delivering lessons and supporting children to learn through play to help them expand on their communication and sensory skills.

The aim of your role is to support the development of pupils’ spoken language as well as reading and writing.

As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant, you will be supporting the pupils to take part in many opportunities such as going out in the community for independent travel training and with domestic life skills such as teaching them how to cook.


To be considered for the Special Needs Teaching Assistant position, you will:

  • Be available Monday to Friday 08:30-15:30pm.
  • Be willing to attend a two day positive behaviour management course.
  • Have a minimum of 6 months experience supporting young people with Learning Disabilities and Autism.
  • Have, or be willing to obtain a DBS on the update service.

About the school

This is a specialist school for pupils aged 3-19 who have severe and complex needs arising from communication and interaction difficulties, autism and severe learning disabilities.


To be considered for the role of Special Needs Teaching Assistant you will:
  • Be available Monday to Friday 08:30-15:30pm.
  • Be able to demonstrate empathy and patience.
  • Be physically fit and energetic.
  • Be resilient. This role is very rewarding but does not come without its challenges
  • Have, or be willing to obtain a DBS on the update service.
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.


£70 to £80 per day

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Qualifications and Training

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 Rav Jandu on 0113 426 5330 or email

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