SEN Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Date Posted:18 Jan 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£65 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Tradewind Manchester is recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant!

Have you got previous experience supporting young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

About the role:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant in primary special school.
  • Start date of 22nd February (After half term).
  • Full time and long term with the potential to turn in to a permanent contract.
  • Pay up to £75 per day.
  • Supporting a range of pupils in the school sometimes 1:1, sometimes in groups.
  • You must have previous experience as a SEN Teaching Assistant or as a Care Worker with SEN.

About the school:

  • Primary special school for young people with Autism, Complex Needs or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).
  • Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted. Commenting on strong management, strong vision and a nurturing and welcoming environment that has the pupils best interests at heart.
  • Exceptional state of the art facilities including sensory rooms, medical rooms, therapy rooms, art, sports etc.
  • Highly skilled, supportive and friendly team.
  • Looking for a SEN Teaching Assistant that is adaptable, hard working and resilient.
  • Excellent local transport links, shops, cafes and other amenities nearby.

About the pupils:

  • All pupils are at KS1 or KS2 and all have an EHCP for Special Needs.
  • Some pupils require intensive 1:1 or 2:1 support.
  • Knowledge and previous experience of working with Autism is essential.
  • Pupils are both verbal or non-verbal so experience with Speech & Language Communication difficulties would be ideal.
  • Pupils use PECS and Makaton among other strategies so again some experience of this would be advantageous.
  • Some pupils have physical needs and may need Personal Care or Moving & Handling support. If you are not trained in this then you will support pupils who don't require this.

By registering with Tradewind Manchester, you will benefit from:

  • An honest and friendly team with a wealth of educational experience
  • Consultants that will listen to what you want and support you wherever necessary
  • Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
  • More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
  • A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
  • Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
  • Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
  • A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

Please call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email

To join us and be successful in this SEN Teaching Assistant role, you will need to:

  • Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks.
  • Provide a CV with at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.

A bit about Tradewind...

  1. As a Sunday Times Top 100 employer, we're committed to putting candidates & staff first
  2. We employ the best in the business to provide an exceptional service to our candidates
  3. Top rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request)
  4. More free CPD courses than any other education recruiter
  5. Awarded REC Audited Education Gold Standard status and we're proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

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