Teaching Assistant

Vision for Education Sheffield
Mansfield, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020
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Teaching Assistant


£9.77 - £10 per hour

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications.

The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Full UK drivers license and vehicle, at least 3 months relevant classroom experience or transferable experience working with individuals with SEND

Contract Dates: ASAP - Temporary to Permanent role

Vision for Education are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant, who has the enthusiasm and determination to motivate and support pupils, within an alternative provision. It is a great opportunity to gain more experience within an extremely rewarding and unique environment.

The Role

Working as part of a dynamic and creative team, you will work closely with the provisions tutors to deliver the best possible education and support for the students. You will be working with students with additional support needs on a 1:1 basis and will be required to plan and deliver functional skills sessions.

This would be great experience for someone who is considering a career path in teaching and would like to build on your current experience.

Ideally we're looking for Teaching Assistants who have experience working or volunteering within a similar setting and have had exposure to behavioural support and/or SEND role. You will have the confidence to promote learning in challenging environments and engage with vulnerable individuals.

The School/Setting

This school specialises in the education of students who find it difficult to cope in a conventional mainstream class setting. The centre puts a strong focus on vocational education and inclusion is at the forefront of everything their values, this is something that the successful candidate will be expected to embrace also.


To be considered for the position of teaching assistant you will:

Have a full UK driving license and a vehicle with business insurance
Have experience supporting children with learning needs and behaviours that challenge
Be available from ASAP on a full time basis
Happy to commit to a permanent role
Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team, have a nurturing and caring nature
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 on the Update Service.

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 CPD to help with your professional development such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package worth £350

• Regular social events £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 a qualified Teaching Assistant 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 on (phone number removed).

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