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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Do you want to support the academic and social wellbeing of vulnerable young children?

Do you have an ability to engage people and keep them on track?

Are you looking for a challenging new role helping with a variety of special educational needs?


Teaching Personnel are offering the successful candidate the chance to make a real difference in the lives of young children with SEN and develop their independence for when they leave school. The client we are working with is an organisation providing teachers and support staff to schools in the Salford borough. The position is an SEN Teaching Assistant, working with children of all school years and dealing with a full range of SENs, such as ASC, SEMH, PMLD and physical disabilities. The position is temporary but with the opportunity to become permanent if you settle into the role well.


Main responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging students when distracted from their learning
  • Assisting the execution of tailored lesson plans
  • Reporting back on behaviour to promote best practice
  • 1:1 work ensuring pupils stay on track with the curriculum

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A keen interest in the wellbeing of children with SEN
  • A calm and resilient personality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in an SEN setting


Teaching Personnel is one of the UK's biggest teaching and support staff agencies, placing thousands of candidates at over 5000 schools each academic year. Established in 1996, we have 24 years industry experience informing the process of you applying for positions to being placed in a role that’s right for you. You will be assigned a consultant if you decide to register with us who will guide you through the process, ensuring all the relevant documents are in place for this particular kind of work. Teaching Personnel also offer heavily discounted CPD programs, our own safeguarding training and an online diary to help you manage your workload whilst you’re with us.

If you believe you fit this criteria, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0161 242 1793.

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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