Support Worker

Salford, Greater Manchester
GWM 00118_1620801668
Date Posted:12 May 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£70 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

Support Worker

Salford, Greater Manchester

Do you have experience supporting children or young adults with special needs?

Tradewind are recruiting for a Support Worker / SEN Teaching Assistant for a special school in Salford!

This is a full time and long term post starting as soon as possible. The role could turn permanent for the right person after a number of weeks working on supply. Pay up to £75/day. Monday to Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm each day.

If you have previous experience in any of the following roles then this job could be for you:

  • Support Worker
  • Care Worker
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Care Assistant
  • Residential Support

We are proud to be recruiting a Support Worker / SEN Teaching Assistant for an Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING special school in the Salford area. The school caters for young people aged 11-25 with a range of SEN including Severe Learning Disabilities SLD, Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties PMLD, Complex Needs, Autism and some Social, Emotional & Mental Health issues, SEMH. Due to the physical needs of the children we are looking for a school Support Worker / SEN Teaching Assistant who has experience of delivering Moving & Handling and Personal Care but someone who also has the ability to support pupils in the classroom with learning at low levels.

They have fantastic facilities that are tailored to individual needs and that enhance pupil care and learning. Management have a strong vision and system in place to aid progress of pupils and staff. They plan fun, engaging and made to measure activities for pupils and are big on praise, reward and motivational strategies while giving pupils enough space to express themselves and their needs within the learning environment.

This role requires an empathetic and understanding person who is not afraid of hard work and not afraid of the unexpected. Staff muck in as a team and are adaptable and flexible when required to take on a variety of responsibilities. You will mostly be working on a 1:1 basis however occasionally it will be small group work.

Due to the learning levels and physical needs of the pupils they a Support Worker / SEN Teaching Assistant that can be with them at all times, build a strong relationship with them based on trust and consistency while also providing a fun, happy and safe environment.

To be considered for this position please call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email

To join us and be successful in this Support Worker / 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.

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, 40 to be exact! That's 30 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

A bit about Tradewind:

  • As a Sunday Times Top 100 employer, we're committed to putting candidates & staff first
  • We employ the best in the business to provide an exceptional service to our candidates
  • Top rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request)
  • More free CPD courses than any other education recruiter
  • Awarded REC Audited Education Gold Standard status and we're proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

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