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Special Needs Support Assistant

Job description

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with Special Educational Needs?

As a Special Needs Support Assistant, you will support students with practical help and emotional care. The children you work with will need assisting in and around the classroom and it is important you are a nurturing and caring individual. Some of their needs include autism, communication difficulties, physical disabilities and varying degrees of learning difficulties.  You will be employed by Teaching Personnel, going into the local schools we work with and your job title may be known as Teaching Assistant/Support Assistant/Welfare Assistant.

You will find that in this rewarding and dynamic environment, no two days are the same!  

Duties include:

  • Providing support to the children on a 1:1 basis
  • Assisting in personal care
  • Accommodating interactive classroom activities
  • Working alongside teachers and other agencies such as medical staff to ensure the best care for your students
  • Helping the children with their learning and personal development
  • Most importantly you will be a mentor who enjoys motivating and building trusting relationships with young people!

Rates of Pay and Working Hours:

You will receive weekly pay dependent on the roles and experience, usually for a Support Assistant this is between GBP60-GBP70 a day.

With Teaching Personnel, you have the flexibility to pick when you would like to work. This could be on a day to day basis; we would let you know in the morning what school needs you.

Longer placements could see you in a school for weeks, such as if a staff member is on maternity leave. There is also the opportunity to roll onto the schools contract permanently if you and the school get on well!

You will need a Child Workforce DBS on the Update Service (or be willing to apply for one)

Relevant experience:

  • Supporting students with special education needs
  • Children’s homes
  • Care homes
  • Youth workers
  • A degree in any of the following: childhood studies, education, psychology, social work, sports coaching

If you are a passionate person who genuinely wants to have a positive influence the lives of children and young people, then please give Carla a call on 0114 241 3341 . If you have transferable skills that mean you will thrive in these environments send in an to date CV via the apply link

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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