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PMLD Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Experienced PMLD Support Assistant Required for Specialist School in Sheffield

  • Experienced in PMLD Support
  • Pay rates between £65 - £85 per day
  • Are you truly passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs?

Teaching Personnel are currently looking for a teaching assistant who has previously worked with students with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

The position is within a SEN school in Sheffield; the role is highly demanding but would be a great opportunity to showcase your skills as a specialist support assistant and would be a challenging but highly rewarding role. A particular personal or professional experience of supporting individuals with PMLD is highly desirable, such as an understanding of the complexities related to this condition. The ideal candidate would have a good knowledge of teaching and behaviour strategies relevant to this.

We require candidates to apply who are passionate in supporting children with PMLD to access the curriculum. An understanding and flexible nature is essential, and the school is particularly keen to have candidates who are proactive, empathetic, engaging and creative.

Candidates who are familiar with or have had an experience with PEC’s, signing (Makaton/BSL/sign supported English) are strongly encouraged to apply. These skills will be very extremely relevant to the role. A Team Teach qualification or relevant moving and handling experience would be a desirable addition but is not essential to this role.

Teaching Personnel are also partnered with Leeds Trinity University and are able to offer a range of additional training to upskill you as an individual and broaden your knowledge and capabilities ; these including Team Teach, Introduction to Autism and Moving and Handling. Should you require further information regarding this please do not hesitate to contact me on details outlined below.

To apply for this position or require any additional information regarding PMLD, please contact your SEN Specialist Sarah Franks on 0113 224 0234 or email me on

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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