PMLD Learning Support

Location: Chesterfield
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: pmldches36
Salary: £84 - 95 per day + PAYE
Job Published: 18 days ago

Are you a teaching assistant looking for your next role? Or perhaps you have experience in care and are looking for your next challenge? Whatever your background, if you have a passion about improving the outcomes of young people disengaged from education, apply now!


About the school:

Based in Chesterfield, my client is a large special school which caters for pupils with a wide range of disabilities and special educational needs including: moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; profound and multiple learning difficulties; sensory impairments; autistic spectrum disorders; speech, language and communication disorders; and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. The school caters to children from early years up to 16 years and currently has 149 pupils on site, all with educational health care plans. Class sizes range from 6 to 12 pupils.


About the Role:

Working as PMLD Learning Support Assistant you will provide support for students with SEND and SEMH needs who may find it difficult or be reluctant to engage in education. This will include building rapport with students and creating positive relationships which influence them to regulate their behaviour. Initially you will work on a temporary basis however there could be the opportunity for a school to offer you a permanent position should they require.


What we need from you: 

If you have previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant or are passionate about improving the outcomes for young people, this is the role for you. As an individual you will be outgoing and confident in your abilities to work with students with behavioural difficulties and special needs. It is desired (although not essential) that applicants have a qualification in Team Teach and experience in dealing with young people who have SEMH needs, ASC or ADHD.


What Protocol can offer:

• A dedicated consultant who understands the importance of finding the right role for you, allowing you to get the best out of your employment.

• Access to over 50 CPD courses of Diploma and Certificate level, used to help further your understanding and help you progress further within your career.

• Flexibility - Whether you’re wanting full or part time work, Protocol can work around you. We can offer you daily, long term or even permanent work.

• Refer a friend scheme: £50 to any candidate who refers an individual who begins working for Protocol

• The opportunity to work with an agency who have gained recognition within our industry, through awards and accreditations.


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see for further details.


All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. 

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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