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SEN Teaching Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester

£58 - £65 per day


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children who are eager to learn?

Do you have experience working with children or adults with additional care needs?

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate person to work in a specialist school for pupils aged between 4 and 19 years old. The school is based in Manchester and they want a positive, caring and resilient person to start working in their school. All the pupils who attend the school will have an Educational Health Care plan. The primary need of pupils at the school is autism. Many of the pupils have complex profiles. In addition to autism, many have severe learning difficulties (SLD). Pupils may also have social, emotional and mental health difficulties, sensory/physical needs or specific learning difficulties. The school has access to specialist staff including speech and language therapists, an occupational therapist and a music therapist.

The school aims to provide the Autism Community of Manchester and beyond, with an outstanding education service. They aim to do this by do this by:

  • Challenging preconceived ideas about attainment and achievement, they set their school community high expectations
  • Supporting all the school community to achieve their potential
  • Respecting all the school community and valuing all their individual talents and challenges
  • Building resilience and strength to improve the quality of life for all of the school community

The school values many things, including:

  • The uniqueness and individuality of all our young people and our whole school community and treat them with understanding, respect and dignity
  • Encouraging and celebrating achievements, no matter how small
  • A personcentred approach where we learn from each other and where every person matters
  • The importance of working in partnership with parents and families as the strongest basis for success for all
  • Pupil development of selfesteem and confidence in their own abilities
  • Collaboration with pupils, development of selfawareness and building positive and productive relationship
  • Supporting pupil development of resilience and determination in everyday life
  • Development of life skills which allow our pupils to make a valid and purposeful contribution to the wider community

There are many benefits of this role, including:

  • Working in a school with many great facilities, which provide a huge range of opportunities to support excellent learning and development of pupils
  • The opportunity to gain experience in the SEN sector
  • The chance to work in a diverse role where everyday is different
  • Working with children who are eager to learn

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Working with pupils on a one to one basis or in small groups
  • Supporting the teacher deliver informative and engaging lessons
  • Prepare for lessons (e.g. preparing resources, putting out equipment)
  • Helping with any of the pupils additional care needs (e.g. feeding, toileting)

The requirements for the role are:

  • A DBS on the update service
  • Experience working with children or adults with additional care needs
  • Reading, writing, numeracy and communication skills
  • A dedication to creating a positive learning environment for pupils

The successful candidate will get to work some fantastic pupils and will work closely alongside skilled staff members who will help to develop your skills and knowledge in the SEN sector. If this sounds like the job for you, please contact Rebecca on *######### or email at #########

Posted 20 days ago

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