Special Needs Teaching Assistant - Didsbury, Manchester

Castles Education
11 Feb 2018
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Castles Education are working on behalf of an 'OUTSTANDING' SEN school in West Didsbury, South Manchester who are looking for a Teaching Assistant 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
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 temporary basis with a high potential of becoming permanent for the right person.

Castles Education look forward to hearing from you!

"We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. All positions will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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