SEN Teaching Assistant

Trafford, Greater Manchester
GWM 00068_1615449267
Date Posted:11 Mar 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£65 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Trafford, Greater Manchester
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Are you motivated by a desire to help young people learn and progress?

Have you supported young people with special needs before?

Tradewind is recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant for a primary school in Trafford!

About the role:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant in a primary special school.
  • Start date 22nd March.
  • Full time and long term with the potential to turn in to a permanent contract.
  • Pay up to £75 per day.
  • Supporting two pupils in KS2 with Autism. both are verbal however they are working at lower levels that would normally be expected. They have sensory and Speech & Language needs. Occasionally they can display challenging behaviour when frustrated or anxious.
  • You will need to help manage behaviour, notice any triggers and prevent them from reaching crisis, keep them focus and engaged and make their learning fun.
  • You will need to use concise language and break instructions down in to manageable tasks.
  • You must have previous experience supporting young people with Autism or Complex Needs.
  • The new SEN Teaching Assistant will need to be caring, patient and empathetic to each individual.

About the school:

  • Primary special school for young people with Autism, Profound (PMLD), Complex Needs and Speech & Language Communication Needs.
  • Rated GOOD by Ofsted. Staff create a safe an nurturing environment in which pupils can grow.
  • The management are highly enthusiastic and supportive of what their pupils can achieve despite their obstacles to learning and look for suitably enthusiastic staff to join their team.
  • It's a supportive, friendly and welcoming school and other supply staff have commented on how much they've enjoyed it and how well organised it is.
  • New build school with excellent facilities to meet their pupils SEN needs.

About the pupils:

  • All pupils are aged 2-11 and all have an EHCP for Special Needs including Profound (PMLD) & Complex Needs.
  • Pupils are both verbal or non-verbal so some will need support with Speech & Language and use PECS or Makaton to communicate.
  • Some pupils require physical support with moving & handling or personal care so candidates with experience of this would be ideal but not essential.
  • Staff promote independence, enthusiasm for learning, confidence and courage in their pupils and this is the basis on which pupils are able to achieve.
  • Some pupils have Sensory Needs so an appreciation and empathy towards 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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