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Personal Care Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Assistant - Manchester

  • Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' special needs school
  • ‘Across the school the most able and the least able pupils are stimulated by the wide variety of excellent work and activities. Thoroughly engaged in learning and challenged extremely well, pupils, according to their capabilities, very quickly secure a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding.'
  • Primary and secondary provision - complex physical and medical needs

An Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' SEN school in West Didsbury, South Manchester are looking for a number of Teaching Assistants to support children with complex needs within their school on a long term basis.

This school is a 98 place school that supports pupils with complex medical, communication and physical needs. Some children also have social and emotional needs that can result in challenging behaviours. The school caters for pupils aged 4 - 16 throughout 10 mixed ability classes. Pupil’s communication needs result in alternative methods of communication being used around school, such as iPads, PECs, Braille and BSL. Promoting independence is a main focus within this 'Outstanding’ school therefore staff that share this passion is essential.

The Teaching Assistant will need to be flexible and have the ability to adapt to all age ranges and with different abilities.

It would be highly desirable for the Teaching Assistant to have experience of;

• Moving and Handling

• PEG feeds

• Tracheostomies

• Personal Care

• School based experience is also highly desirable

A small number of pupils within this school also use BSL as their first language therefore Teaching Assistants with BSL training are highly sought after.

The school are looking for individuals to start as soon as possible and will continue on a rolling basis with a high potential of becoming permanent for the right person.

To be considered for this Teaching Assistant role, please email a copy of a recently updated CV to or call the office on 0161 242 1795
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