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Trainee Teaching Assistant

Job type: Temporary, Full time

Location: Lancaster

£65 - 75 per day + PAYE and Pension

Recruiter: Vision for Education

Sector: Education

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Job description

Become an SEN Trainee Teaching Assistant! No previous experience or qualifications necessary, just a love for helping others!

About the role

As a new Trainee Teaching Assistant, we are recruiting for a number of north Lancashire and south Cumbria based schools for their temporary, permanent and supply cover positions. We are keen to meet with candidates who have a passion for working with children using a range of creative approaches and developing a inclusive learning environment with the students. Ideal candidates will be able to show their desire to work in education within their CV/Cover Letter and clearly articulate this to schools/recruitment staff during a shortlisting process.

The ideal Trainee Teaching Assistant will have the ability to work 1:1, in small group and full class settings with the appreciation for behaviour management skills to deal with low level disruption.

We can be flexible with our candidates, but the majority of vacancies are full time Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm weekly. We can also offer ad hoc supply work if preferred.

Due to the location of the schools that we work with, it is desirable to drive for this role as schools may not be accessible by public transport.

About the school

Are you looking to start a career in Education?

Are you passionate about supporting children?

Do you want a rewarding career where you can be instrumental in making a difference to children's lives?

Become a Trainee Teaching Assistant! No previous experience or qualifications necessary, just a love for helping others!

We are excited to provide this bespoke and incredible opportunity to support passionate people with getting into the education sector. We work alongside our client schools to provide successful Trainee Teaching Assistants with high quality training and paid on the job experience.

Following a successful interview and pending suitability, safeguarding and identity checks, we will work to secure you a paid placement in a school to further develop your skills. We will help you to develop your identity as an educator and help you to choose your specialist area from EYFS, KS1, KS2 to secondary school and SEND provision.

Prior to starting your placement, you will be required to complete a comprehensive training programme delivered by Vision for Education and school leaders, which will give you the essential skills you need to work as a Teaching Assistant.

Teaching Assistants are instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of any school. The most effective Teaching Assistants have excellent communication skills and have an interest and passion in supporting the day-today needs of all children. They are also able to build relationships with both staff, children and their families.

Requirements

To be considered for the role of Trainee Teaching Assistant you will:

  • Have a passion for supporting and helping children
  • Be dedicated to improving outcomes for all children
  • Be kind, caring and compassionate
  • Be proactive and a good communicator
  • Be able to work collaboratively in a team
  • Be committed to completing the required training and participating in ongoing CPD
  • Be willing to pay for an enhanced DBS check and register with the Update Service
  • Desirable to drive your own vehicle due to the rural nature of the settings

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:

  • Completion of NTAP Training Programme

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. 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 us

We are 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 we offer 

As a valued employee, 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.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply 

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. 

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