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SEN Teaching Assistant

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  • Do you have a passion for working with young people/people with disabilities?
  • Are you looking for a career change, and feel that you have the right attributes needed to successfully work within a school setting, helping those with SEN?

A school in Warrington is looking for a SEN Teaching Assistant to join the team of support staff. The role will involve the individual helping those with SEN in a variety of different ways, whilst offering consistent support to teaching staff as required.  Previous experience working with those with SEN/a disability, or experience within a secondary school is also very desirable. The candidate will be looking to help either an individual, or group of individuals to manage tasks set within the classroom. As this role is specifically working with those with SEN, knowledge of the following SEN conditions is essential:

  • Autism
  • Dyslexia/Dyspraxia
  • Behavioural issues

As this role is within the SEN Department, the given individual will be able to display the following:

  • Understanding, of the differing complexities that a child with SEN may face, both within the classroom as well as across the school site (such as at breaktimes, or in the logistics that may be required in getting the pupil to lessons)
  • Perseverance – being able to conquer issues that may often cause adversity, as well as being resilient in trying to maximise the abilities of every child.
  • Patience – being understanding of the differences that a child with SEN may face in comparison to a child who does not have SEN. Being patient when helping these children complete tasks is of huge importance.

The role will begin after the Easter break, and will run until the end of the academic year.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Helping those with SEN to effectively manage tasks set within the classroom.
  • Aiding teachers to develop adequate educational resources, based on what area of SEN as required.
  • Managing behaviour expectations in line with school policy, as well as recommendations made by Ofsted.
  • Working with students on both an individual and group basis. This may often involve working away from the mainstream setting.
  • Pay - GBP275-350 per week, based on previous experience.

The school is located between Manchester and Liverpool, with both the M6 and M62 motorways close by. Additionally, there are numerous public transport links allowing ease of accessibility. For further information, please contact the Manchester South Secondary branch at Teaching Personnel. 

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

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