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Teaching Assistant (Special Educational Needs)
contract type
Full-time, Part-time
contract term
£350 to £400 per week
Apply by
25 April 2022
Job start
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Vision for Education are urgently seeking experience SEND Teaching Assistants to work in a specialist school in Chesterfield.

About the role

As a SEND Teaching Assistant, you will be required to support the class teacher and other teaching assistants in the delivery of lessons, whilst also providing support and guidance to the students in their variety of learning needs. We have also helped many people who have come from support worker and personal care assistants to transfer their experience into a school based setting.

Vision for Education are a busy temporary supply agency and are looking for people who are seeking either day to day or long-term supply placements.

Working with students with special educational needs is an extremely rewarding environment to work in, however can be challenging getting to know the needs of students and therefore this role benefits from consistency and continuity.

Ideally for this role you will have in date moving and handling training or have recent experience in supporting students with PMLD, SLD, Global Delay, sensory needs and related behavioural needs.

About the school

Vision for education currently work with a school in the Chesterfield area, that cater for needs including but not limited to PMLD, SLD, Global Delay, sensory needs and related behavioural needs.

This school is passionate about providing the best quality of education, care and specialist support for all their pupils and put them at the centre of everything they do. It is important that this is at the forefront of your values also.


To be considered for the role of Teaching Assistant (Special Educational Needs) you will:
  • Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team, have a nurturing and caring nature and a genuine desire to make a difference.
  • Have experience supporting children and young adults with PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties) SLD, Global Delay, sensory needs and related behavioural needs
  • Ideally have your own transport or close public transport links
  • Be reliable, flexible and creative!
  • Experience with both small group and 1:1 is beneficial
  • Experience in using Makaton and PECS is desirable
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.


£350 to £400 per week

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • At least 3 months relevant classroom experience or transferrable experience working with individuals with SEND

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 Francesca Halit on 0114 553 0900 or email
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