Experienced SEND Teaching Assistants

We are looking for experienced SEND Teaching Assistants to support students on a one-to-one basis in settings across East Lancashire (ie. Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, the Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Cumbria). We are experiencing an increase in demand for staff with SEND experience to work on both a day-to-day and long-term basis in local nurseries and schools – both specialist and mainstream. We are interested in speaking to both Level 2 and Level 3 qualified staff for this work.

Experienced SEND Teaching Assistants will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience of supporting children with SEND on a 1:1 basis
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to build good relationships with children and adults
  • Excellent organisation and timekeeping
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Experience of supporting medical and personal care (in some instances)

Being a member of Key Stage Teacher Supply’s team, you will benefit from a competitive daily rate paid through PAYE by our in-house payroll department. Not only that, when you work with us you’ll get the benefit of AWR, workplace pension, access to CPD, free resources and, more importantly, continuous support from the friendliest team of education consultants in the North West.

Why register with us for Teaching Assistant Supply Jobs?

  • Work/life balance – you choose when and where you want to work
  • Day to day, short/long term contracts and permanent positions
  • The chance to enhance your experience and opportunities
  • Excellent hourly rates of pay
  • Friendly consultants, always at the end of the phone

The Teaching Assistant’s Guide

Keep in touch: Communication is our most important tool. You need to know what’s going on and when, and so do we. The quicker you give us your availability, the quicker we can sort out your next assignment.

Dress the part: First impressions are important, so no jeans, leggings or shorts, and male teachers should wear a shirt and tie. And, of course, no mobiles in the classroom.

Getting there: Arrive by 8.30am unless otherwise notified. This gives you chance to find out about school routines and relevant policies and procedures.

Who are you? Always carry your Key Stage ID card for security purposes and please take a current Enhanced DBS Certificate, along with proof of identification (ie driving licence or passport) to show on your first day.

Time is money: Submit a timesheet (either online or paper) for each day.  Get it signed & approved by the school and delivered to us before 10am the following Monday.  Failure to submit on time may delay your payment.

Pay day:  Payments for the previous week are weekly into your Bank or Building Society account by BACS.  Key Stage Teacher Supply accrues a proportion of your daily / hourly rate each week, to be paid to you as holiday pay, to comply with EU legislation. The figure will be clearly shown on your payslip. You will be paid by our own in-house PAYE facility.

Tax and National Insurance: Income tax and National Insurance will be deducted each week and paid to HMRC.

Safety first: Remember that you’re responsible for the health and safety of the pupils — and yourself. Don’t do anything you’re not capable of or trained to do, and ask for instructions if using unfamiliar equipment.

Finally, remember to enjoy yourself!

Apply online, or call 01254 507210