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Level 1 Teaching Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit Level 1 Teaching Assistants to work in our SEN provisions in Greater Manchester, specifically the Oldham area. Due to the complex nature of some of the students, high levels of emotional and physical resilience are needed in dealing with challenging behaviour.


Applicants should be able to demonstrate how they meet the following essential criteria:

  • Previous experience of working with young people of secondary school age who may present with challenging behaviour and complex needs, preferably within an educational setting
  • A nurturing and empathetic approach to behaviour management
  • The physical and emotional resilience to support students with complex needs, taking a non-judgemental approach
  • The ability to support teaching and learning within an SEMH setting to a dedicated group of students
  • The ability to support the class teacher to monitor student progress, ensuring their improved engagement with the school and their learning
  • The ability to model and encourage appropriate social behaviour in and out of school and to cater for the general welfare of students.
  • The ability to work in partnership with classroom teachers to differentiate appropriate interventions for students in relation to the curriculum
  • The ability to work as part of a team using own initiative when needed
  • Willingness to participate in own professional development

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply today!

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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