Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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Undergraduate / Teaching Assistant


£9.20 – £10.50 per hour

Are you currently studying for your degree and seeking to gain more experience in an education setting?

Vision for Education have helped hundreds of students to take their first steps in their journey in education and are excited for what we can offer over 2019/2020. Vision for Education are actively seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to work in SEND schools and settings in the Sheffield area.

The role

This excellent opportunity would be ideal for someone who has completed volunteer or paid experience in either school, care or coaching positions throughout within the last 2 years and are flexible in the type of schools and settings they will work in. Roles are available on both long term or day to day basis, which is a great way of broadening your skills sets and experience across a variety of provisions.

Your role as a Teaching Assistant/LSA will see you providing support to the class teacher and other LSA’s within classes across EYFS and Key Stage 5.

Working in a school can be challenging, but it is also highly rewarding to engage with vulnerable young people, families and other agencies to help them develop and achieve.

The schools

All of our SEND schools and settings are passionate about providing the best quality of education, care and specialist support for all their pupils and put them at the centre of everything they do. It is important that this is at the forefront of your values also.


To be considered for the position of Teaching Assistant/LSA, you will:

Be available on average at least 2-3 days a week
Be studying for a degree including but not limited to Early Childhood Studies/Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Studies/Sports Science/Psychology
Recent referenceable experience of 6 weeks plus within a related setting with children or adults (can be voluntary)
An interest to work with a range of SEND including MLD/SLD/PMLD/SEMH/PD/ASD/ASC and other complex needs
Have a creative, energetic, empathetic and resilient approach
Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of specialist teachers  
Have a passion for supporting students and teachers, with the ability to work in small groups and on a 121 basis
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 to 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 and support staff. We have branches across the country, and we are part of the world-renowned education company TES Global.

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 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, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package worth £350.
Regular social events with 100% complimentary food and drinks.
£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 an experienced SEND LSA with existing experience in SEND 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 today on (phone number removed)