Child Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 715833187-2
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Vision for Education - Leeds/Bradford
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £70.00 to £80.00 Per Day
  • Sector: Creative
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Special Needs Teaching Assistant Full time, Monday to Friday - ASAP Start! Pay: £70-£80 per day Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The experience, training or qualifications required for this position are 6 months minimum experience working with Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs. This role is a temporary position meaning that you will have the opportunity to work long-term, full-time placements at various special schools around West Yorkshire. This will allow you to support a wide range of different children and enhance on your experience in the sector. This position is for an ASAP start but can be flexible depending on your availability. The Role As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant, you will be supporting pupils with Mild to Severe Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Complex Needs to work to the best of their ability in order to make the most of their education and learning. The responsibilities of a Child Support Worker at this school are to build relationships with the pupils in order to fully understand their needs and requirements and adapt to their personalised approach to learning. Your role will be to act as a Carer for the children due to the severity of their conditions and support them in accordance to their care plans. As most children are Physically Disabled, tasks like Moving and Handling will be a requirement as the children will have restricted mobility due to their disability. It is also required that most children will need support with all aspects of personal care including toileting and dressing if the children are using the swimming pool facilities at the school. The School The environment in which you will be working is in a Special School in North Leeds that caters for children between the ages of 2 to 19. The school caters for pupils with a wide range of learning needs from moderate to severe Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Complex Needs and communication and language barriers. The school is committed to providing an environment in which all pupils can feel safe, happy, accepted and integrated, so that they are able to develop to their full potential. This means various facilities and provisions have been added to the school like creative/sensory rooms with disco lights and music to enhance their sensory skills. The children at this school also have access to a sunken trampoline room and a swimming pool to support pupils with their gross motor skills. Requirements To be considered for the Special Needs Teaching Assistant position, you will: Be available Monday to Friday 08:.30. Be happy to support pupils with moving and handling and personal care. Have a minimum of 6 months experience working in a similar role. Be passionate about changing the lives of young people with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs. Be willing to undergo a DBS check. 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 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 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 Special Needs 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 SEND Team and ask for Casey on (phone number removed)