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Special Needs Teaching Assistant Autism

Vision for Education Leeds/Bradford
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

£11 - £12 per hour

Full time, 08:30am-15:30pm Monday to Friday - September Start

Are you a current or an aspiring Special Needs Teaching Assistant who wants to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with Autism in the Guiseley and North Bradford area? If so, this could be the ideal role for you. The school is dedicated to the education of Autistic (ASC) young people between the ages of 3-19, focusing on an individualised learning for all students.


The salary for this Special Needs Teaching Assistant role is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are 6 months minimum experience working with Children or adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism in a similar setting or care environment, this could be in a similar school or supported living environment. This is a full-time role and currently we are not accepting part time applications for this position.

The role

As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant you will work alongside the Class Teacher to assist with delivering lessons and supporting children to learn through play to help them expand on their communication and sensory skills.

The aim of your role is to support the development of pupils' spoken language as well as reading and writing.

As an Autism Support Worker you will be supporting the pupils to take part in many opportunities such as going out in the community for independent travel training and with domestic life skills such as teaching them how to cook.


To be considered for the Autism Support Worker position, you will:

Be available Monday to Friday 08:30-15:30pm.
Be willing to attend a two day positive behaviour management course.
Be physically fit and energetic.
Be resilient. This role is very rewarding but does not come without its challenges.
Be passionate about changing the lives of young people with Learning Disabilities and Autism.
Be able to demonstrate empathy and patience.
Have, or be willing to obtain a DBS on 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 assistant and support staff.

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 (to commence when schools re-open, 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 training and safeguarding training.
Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
How to apply

If you are an experienced or aspiring Autism Support Worker 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 SEND Team and ask for Liam on (phone number removed).

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