SEN Teaching Assistant

Salford, Greater Manchester
GWM 00088_1618234247
Date Posted:12 Apr 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£65 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Salford, Greater Manchester

Tradewind are proud to be recruiting a SEN Teaching Assistant for a special school 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/education history included 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 or ASAP after that.
  • Full time and long term with the potential to turn in to a permanent contract.
  • Pay up to £75 per day.
  • Supporting a pupil in Year 10 with Autism and Physical Needs on a 1:1 basis.
  • Build rapport quickly and maintain positive and trusting relationship with pupil while setting appropriate boundaries.
  • You will need to support in class with learning as well as providing Moving & Handling support as the pupil uses a wheelchair and hoist.
  • Previous experience as a SEN Teaching Assistant, Care Worker or Support Worker required.
  • You will need to be patient, empathetic and have a real passion to support young people who have additional obstacles to learning.

About the school:

  • Special school & college for young people with Autism, SLD and Complex Needs.
  • Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted.
  • The school has a welcoming atmosphere and is focused on making sure that their childrens' needs are met.
  • Staff are well supported with ample time to prep for lessons and for training and development.
  • They have Sensory and Smart rooms as well as dedicated pastoral and break-out spaces.
  • There is a focus on well-being, mental health and personal development.
  • Strong emphasis on practical and independence related skills to equip students for life after high school.

About the pupils:

  • Pupils are aged 11-16 and have an EHCP for SEN including Autism, MLD, Complex Needs and SEMH.
  • There are verbal and non verbal pupils, physical needs, sensory needs, medical needs, speech & language needs as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Staff focus on addressing obstacles to learning first, build amazing relationships with pupils and really get to understand their needs before engaging and pushing pupils to progress academically.
  • The new SEN Teaching Assistant will need to be empathetic, adaptable, resilient and patient.

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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