SEN Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
GWM 00119_1620890532
Date Posted:13 May 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£70 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Are you passionate about supporting young people with additional needs?

Tradewind is recruiting for an caring & nurturing SEN Teaching Assistant for a special needs primary school in south Manchester!

About the role:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant in a special needs primary school.
  • Start date - ASAP
  • Full time and long term with the potential to turn in to a permanent contract.
  • Pay up to £75 per day.

  • You will be required to support a pupil in Year 4 on a 1:1 basis with Autism. They are verbal but working at lower communication levels than expected for their age. They have sensory needs and can display challenging behaviour when frustrated, anxious or not able to understand something.
  • You must have previous experience supporting young people with Autism, ASC.
  • You must have experience in an education setting as a Teaching Assistant before.
  • To be successful you will need to be very patient, resilient and empathetic to their needs.

About the school:

  • Special school for young people with Autism, Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Complex Needs and Speech & Language Communication Needs.
  • Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted. Supply staff are treated like permanent staff and given a great welcome and lots of support.
  • The school focuses on being inclusive, nurturing each individual, making sure learning is fun and challenging, working as a team to provide holistic education & care and celebrating successes.
  • The site was designed to cater for their pupils individual needs which includes sensory rooms, therapy rooms, soft play areas and plenty of space for wheelchair and hoist users.

About the pupils:

  • All pupils are aged 3-11 and have an EHCP for SEN with the majority having Autism (ASC) or Complex Needs including verbal and non-verbal pupils.
  • Pupils need support managing emotions, processing and understanding work and interaction with peers.
  • Some need support with language and speech as she is working at lower than expected levels.
  • Many have Speech & Language needs and use PECS or Makaton to communicate.
  • Some pupils have Sensory Needs so an appreciation and empathy towards this is needed.

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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