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Special Needs Support Assistant

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Job description

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

Based around the Sheffield area.

As a Special Needs Support Assistant, you will support students with practical help and emotional care. The children you work with will need help in and around the classroom and it is important you are a nurturing and caring individual. You will be employed by Teaching Personnel, going into the local schools we work with and your job title may also be known as Teaching Assistant/Support Assistant/ Welfare Assistant.

What a typical day includes:

You will find that in this rewarding and dynamic environment, no two days are the same! The children you will be supporting have a range of needs; these could include autism, moderate to severe learning difficulties, communication and interaction difficulties and physical disabilities.

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 who thrive off your lively personality!

Rates of Pay and Working Hours:

You will receive weekly pay dependent on roles and experience, usually for a Support Assistant this is between £50-£70 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!

Relevant experience:

  • Supporting students with special education needs
  • Children 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 us a call on 0114 241 3341! If you have transferable skills that means you will thrive in these environments send an up to date CV to

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.

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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