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Teaching Assistant

£9.20 - 10.50 per hour
Vision for Education Ltd

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SEND Teaching Assistant


£9.20 - £10.50

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

Contract Dates: N/A this is a temporary supply role

Vision for Education are looking for experience teaching assistants, with experience in SEND to work on a supply basis in Sheffield. It is a great opportunity to gain more experience within an extremely rewarding environment.

The Role

The role of SEND Teaching assistant will support and assist students in an educational setting, as well as working as part of a team with other staff members and supporting parents and other family members. Special educational needs of the students include but are not limited to ASD, learning difficulties moderate to severe, hearing impairments, complex needs and behaviours that challenge.

In addition to the above, you would be expected to support the class teacher in maintaining day to day smooth running of the room to with you are assigned to and will have the confidence and enthusiasm to ensure that high quality support is provided. This role can come with challenges but is highly rewarding, engaging with vulnerable young people, families and other agencies to help them develop and achieve to the best of their ability.

The schools

All of our SEND schools and settings are 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 position of Teaching Assistant/LSA, you will:

  • Have recently completed your degree including but not limited to Early Childhood Studies/Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Studies/Sports Science/Psychology
  • Recent referenceable experience of 6 weeks plus within a related setting with children or adults (can be voluntary)
  • An interest to work with a range of SEND
  • Have a creative, energetic, empathetic and resilient approach
  • Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of specialist teachers
  • Have a passion for supporting students and teachers, with the ability to work in small groups and on a 121 basis

Vision for Education is committed to Safeguarding children and young people. 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 to 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. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. We have branches across the country, and we are part of the world-renowned education company TES Global.

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 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, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package worth £350.
  • Regular social events with 100% complimentary food and drinks.
  • £50 refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated SEND consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are an experienced SEND LSA with existing experience in SEND who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education, please contact our Sheffield branch today on 0114 553 0900


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