SEN Teaching Assistant - #980782

GSL Education - Manchester


Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Salary: £85 - £95 / day
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
GSL Education - Manchester
Job Title: SEN Teaching Assistant
Location: Manchester
Type: Temporary-Permanent ASAP
Salary: £85- £95 per day
 
ASAP until the end of the academic year, permanent placement thereafter
GSL Education is collaborating with a warm and inclusive Specialist school in Manchester, actively searching for a dedicated and full-time SEN Teaching Assistant for a permanent role. Additionally, we offer flexible bank options for day-to-day calls.
The school caters to a diverse range of Special Educational Needs (SEN), including moderate and complex learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, Downs Syndrome, specific communication and learning needs, visual impairment, hearing impairment, Speech and Language challenges, complex medical conditions, and Multi-sensory Autism.

Your daily responsibilities will involve:
- Working alongside the class teacher to plan, supervise, and present imaginative lessons
- Acting as a positive role model and proficiently handling behavior
- Guaranteeing a secure learning atmosphere using a child-centered approach
- Assisting students in making academic advancements under the guidance of the teacher
- Introducing group or one-on-one interventions for students encountering emotional or social obstacles   to learning
- Establishing constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, and setting high expectations
 
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A hard-working, energetic, and flexible nature
- A calm, understanding, and consistent approach to working with children
- Experience supporting individuals with personal care and those with physical-medical requirements
- Ideally trained in PECs, BSL, Makaton, or TEACHH
- Experience working with wheelchair users, individuals with physical requirements, communication difficulties, Autism, and those requiring specialized personal care
- Level 2/3 qualification in Teaching Assistant or Care Training (Personal experience also considered)
- Encouragement for experienced TAs/LSAs, support workers, healthcare assistants, nursing staff, and residential care providers to apply.
 
We are exclusively considering applications from individuals who can commit to the following non-negotiable requirements:
- Monday to Friday availability, - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm working hours (Term time only)
- Possession of a DBS on the Update Service or willingness to apply for one
- Candidates with personal or professional experience supporting additional needs
- Graduates in Nursing, Education, Childcare, Psychology, and Criminology
- Candidates with a background in health, care, or support within the UK.
- Teaching Assistants and Childcare Practitioners
 
Please be advised that this role requires a strong knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection. Successful applicants must undergo all necessary background checks, including an enhanced DBS check on the update service.
 
The schools are eager to trial candidates for immediate start dates! For more details about this fulfilling role and the school, please do not hesitate to contact consultant, Anthony Bamford on (url removed). Your dedication and experience have the potential to make a significant impact on the lives of these children.

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