Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
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Date Posted: 26 Jun 2024
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £90 per day
  1. Long-term (Temporary)

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Join our Special Needs staff community at Tradewind in Manchester!

Are you empathetic, patient and able to see the positives in each and every young person?

Do you believe all children, despite their obstacles, should have a chance to learn and engage with the world around them?

Read on if the above sounds like you!

Tradewind are recruiting for a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to start ASAP on a full time, temporary to permanent basis at a special needs school in North Manchester for children aged 11-19 with Autism, Complex Needs and PMLD.

The job:

  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant at a special needs high school in North Manchester.
  • Start ASAP and continue in September.
  • Full time, Monday to Friday.
  • 8:30am - 4:20pm each day.
  • Temporary to permanent basis for the right person.
  • Pay up to £95/day DOE.
  • Paid PAYE via Tradewind, we don't use third party umbrella payroll companies!
  • Equal pay to perm staff in similar roles after 12th week.

  • Supporting students aged 11-16.
  • All children have an EHCP for special needs including Autism, Complex Needs or Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).
  • Small class sizes of no more than 10 pupils with a teacher and at least two TAs in each group.
  • Some children will require support with moving and use wheelchairs and hoists.
  • Some children need support with personal care tasks such as feeding, toileting, changing and personal hygiene.
  • Highly differentiated curriculum to meet individual needs based around life skills and development of sensory understanding, communication, physical, social, emotional & behavioural aspects.
  • Amazing facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, sensory rooms, soft play, gardens & outdoor play.
  • Ongoing training opportunities delivered by the school to enhance your skills & CV.
  • Easily accessible by bus or car.

To join us and be successful in this school based Special Needs Teaching Assistant role in North Manchester you will need to:

  • Have an enhanced DBS certificate that is on the Update Service (or be happy to apply for a new one).
  • Minimum of two professional references.
  • Provide a CV with a full history from your education until present.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.
  • Overseas Police certificates (only if applicable).

To apply for this Special Needs Teaching Assistant role in the North Manchester area and register with Tradewind please call Graham in the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, click APPLY above or email graham.warner@twrecruitment.com


  • 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 CPD than any other agency as a result of exclusive partnership with The National College giving you FREE access to over 2,500 online courses that normally cost £50+ each.
  • 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.

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 recruiter.
  5. Awarded REC Audited Education Gold Standard status and we're proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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We are proud to be listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For, for the 4th year running!

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