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BSL Teaching Assistant

Job description

A school in the South Manchester area are looking to hire Teaching Assistants who have a good knowledge of BSL, to work with the students with a mixture of Special Educational Needs.
Many of the students have conditions such as Autism, Aspergers and other learning difficulties, including hearing impairments, which mean that they mainly use BSL or Makaton to communicate.

The Role

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be expected to support the students within each other their classes, either within a group or on a 1:1 basis with one student you are assigned to, and help them to communicate and understand the class work. Having a point of contact is important for the students to be able to express their feelings and thoughts freely without restrictions, and help them feel confident and understood in their school.

The role takes place within school hours (generally 8.30am-3.30pm) and is available on a temporary basis until summer, with opportunities for long term and permanent positions to come available in the new school year. The role is available both part time and full time and can be flexible to meet your needs.


Ideally, applicants will have a knowledge of BSL up to level 2 as a minimum, and have some experience using it in a work capacity however experience is not essential.
We would also prefer applicants to have some experience either with special educational needs, childcare or education and are familiar with supporting in one of these areas.

All applicants MUST have a child only DBS which is registered to the update service, or be willing to obtain one via Teaching Personnel.

Teaching Personnel

Teaching personnel can offer a professional advice service through fully trained staff who have backgrounds in Education, SEN and Child workforce. Consultants are here to help you find your perfect role in education.

Our CPD Academy offers plenty of opportunities for progression, as courses are available for all registered applicants at a reduced rate of 80%, including Team-Teach and Autism Awareness.

Teaching Personnel also offer a competitive hourly rate of the living wage, paid weekly through PAYE and inclusive of holiday pay.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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