SEN Teaching Assistant

Salford, Greater Manchester
GWM 00081_1616750717
Date Posted:26 Mar 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£65 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Salford, Greater Manchester

Do you have experience supporting young people with special needs?

Are you looking to work in a school with exceptional support for staff from management and a real team atmosphere?

Tradewind are proud to be recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant for a special needs school & college in Salford.

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 or education history and any employment breaks must be explained.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.

About the role:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant for a special needs school and college in Salford.
  • Start date - 19th April.
  • Full time and long term with the potential to turn in to a permanent contract.
  • Pay up to £75 per day.
  • Supporting pupils on a 1:1, 2:1 or small group basis.
  • Some training in the one or more of the following areas would be ideal - Moving & Handling, Personal Care, PECS, Makaton, Team Teach, Autism strategies etc.
  • Provide emotional, behavioural and learning support as well as attending to pupil's physical needs.
  • You will be required to support the class teacher in setting up the room and helping to prepare and deliver any activities.
  • Previous experience as a SEN Teaching Assistant, Care Worker or Support Worker required.

About the school:

  • Special school & college for young people with Autism, Complex Needs and PMLD.
  • Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted.
  • The school is a welcoming and warm place that nurtures each individual and differentiates lessons and the environment to meet their needs.
  • Facilities are excellent and include a hydrotherapy room, sensory room, play and art therapy rooms.
  • They have an expert programme of fun activities in and outside school which really enhances the learning environment and outcomes.
  • Curriculum is wide ranging, multi-sensory and tailored to meet individual needs.
  • Lessons centre around communication and language, personal, social and emotional development and the creative arts.

About the pupils:

  • Pupils are aged 11-19 and have an EHCP for SEN including Autism, Complex Needs and PMLD.
  • Some pupils have speech & language difficulties with many pupils being pre-verbal and therefore use alternative methods to communicate such as PECS, Makaton, BSL and Signalong.
  • Many pupils have sensory needs, so environments and learning approach need ot be adapted to prevent triggers and crisis situations.
  • Some pupils also have physical needs and will need support in and out of wheelchairs and may use a hoist.
  • There are often instances of challenging behaviours so the new SEN Teaching Assistant will need to be resilient and be able to persevere through difficult situations.
  • Despite their challenges the children at the school are full of life and fun and it's a fantastic place to build relationships with individuals and see real improvement and progress as a direct result of the support you provide.

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

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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