SEND Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Date Posted: 24 Mar 2024
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £90 per day
  1. Permanent

SEND Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work in a school that values your contribution and supports your development?

This is a great opportunity for a Teaching Assistant who has supported children with SEND in mainstream schools to take the next step in their career and enhance their skills in a special needs school.

We are recruiting for a SEND Teaching Assistant at a secondary special needs school in Manchester for young people aged 11-16 with Autism & Complex Needs.

Starting in ASAP.

Full time, Monday to Friday 8:30am-4pm.

Temp to perm for the right person.

Excellent pay up to £90/day

Paid PAYE direct by Tradewind.

FREE access to over 2,500 online courses via The National College.

  • You will need to offer a holistic approach involving academic, emotional, behavioural, pastoral and physical support.
  • You will be working in groups of no more than 8 pupils at a time.
  • Working closely with the class teacher and other TAs in your group to deliver the best outcomes for your pupils.
  • Sometimes you may need work 1:1.
  • Some young people require Personal Care including toileting, changing and personal hygiene.
  • Some require Moving & Handling support with wheelchairs and hoists.
  • Most pupils are working on the Engagement Model of learning which focuses on 5 main areas: Exploration, Realisation, Anticipation, Persistance & Initiation.

  • This is a special needs school in Manchester for secondary aged children with Autism, Complex Needs.
  • Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
  • Access to school run CPD.
  • Collaborative, welcoming and inclusive team environment.
  • Supportive & approachable management.
  • Easily accessible by bus, metrolink or car.

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

  • Have an enhanced DBS certificate (or be happy to apply for a new one).
  • Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable)
  • Minimum of 2 professional references.
  • Provide a CV with a full history from your education until present.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.
  • Some experience supporting children or young adults with special needs.

To apply for this Manchester based SEND Needs Teaching Assistant role & register with Tradewind please call Graham in the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138 or email

Benefits of working through Tradewind:

  • 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 - Exclusive partnership with The National College giving you FREE access to over 2,500 online CPD courses.
  • A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward of £100 if they work for us for 10 days.
  • A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

A bit more 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 recruitment agency
  5. Awarded REC Audited Education Gold Standard status and we're proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

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