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Pastoral Care Worker

Job type: Temporary, Full time

Location: Barnsley

£350 - 375 per week

Recruiter: Vision for Education

Sector: Education


Job description

Pastoral Care Worker

KS1 & 2


£350.00 - £375.00 per week. Working Hours 8.30am – 3.40pm. Full time - Monday to Friday

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: 3 Months referenceable experience within a relevant setting

Start Date: 1st September 2022

We are seeking a Pastoral Care worker with experience working with Children with SEMH and EBD for full-time, long-term role from September 2022

If you are Team Teach trained this is desirable, however we do offer the full Team Teach qualification which is free of charge

The role

The role of a pastoral Care Worker will be suitable for candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health (SEMH) and special educational needs, such as ADHD, Autism and ACES. Pastoral Care Workers work under the guidance of senior staff within an agreed system of supervision, working flexibly across the provision in response to the needs of pupils. As part of a specialist team, Pastoral Care Workers play an important role in helping to create a stimulating, safe and structured environment for pupils with complex needs.  In particular, Pastoral Care Workers provide an on-call service for pupils at times of crisis, proactively supporting pupils in their self-regulation to enable them to settle and learn.  When pupils are regulated, Pastoral Care Workers support pupils' long-term development through the planning and delivery of interventions, coaching conversations and therapeutic activities or by providing general support in the classroom under the guidance of a teacher.

The school

All of the schools that Vision for Education work with are dedicated to offering the best possible learning experience tailored to each student's individual needs.


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

  • Have a minimum of 3 months' experience in one relevant setting i.e. school, youth centre, sports coaching, residential setting, respite centre
  • Be able to support all students with consistent, unconditional positive regard, identifying and responding to their individual needs
  • Use judgement and creativity to plan and deliver interventions according to the needs of pupils and small pupil groups


  • A reference to cover a 3-month period (this does not have to be full time) experience on a relevant setting as above
  • Previous experience of working with behaviours that challenge is highly desirable
  • An enhanced DBS registered to the update service or the willingness to apply for one
  • The ability to work on initiative and proactively
  • The desire to work with young people with special educational needs
  • Own transport is highly desirable or close links to public transport
  • Available at least 3 days per week

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.

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. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching 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 (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, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates. 
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. 
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support. 

How to apply

If you are a 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.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.

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    • Adj, St Marys Gate, Shambles Street
    • nr, Dog Lane, Shambles Street
    • Adj, Shambles Street, St Marys Place
    • at, Shambles Street, Shambles Street
    • nr, Peel Street, Market Hill

     Nearby schools

    • Barnsley College
    • Hope House School, Barnsley
    • Horizon Community College
    • Queens Road Academy
    • Pipers Grove Primary School

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