Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant who is committed to making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and helping them to overcome barriers they face within education?
This challenging yet rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant starting as soon as possible within a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in East Manchester.
About the Role:
This SEN Teaching Assistant position will involve supporting secondary aged children in a PRU that often display challenging behaviour. You will be required to work at various sites assisting class teachers and supporting students on a one to one basis and in small groups across a range of lessons, as well as getting involved with extra-curricular activities. To be successful you will need to encourage pupils to engage using a flexible approach and the ability to deal with challenging behaviour whilst maintaining calm is essential.
*Excellent behaviour management skills.
*Punctual and reliable.
*Calm and resilient approach.
*A passion for helping young people progress and develop.
About the school:
This relatively new PRU caters for around 100 students aged 11 to 16 that are unable to access mainstream education, have been excluded or have social emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. This alternative provision aims to reintegrate pupils back into education while also helping them to develop and achieve success by providing a broad curriculum, qualifications and life skills in a nurturing environment.
To be considered for this role, you will need to:
*Be experienced working with students with a range of SEN
*Have a flexible and patient approach when working with young people
*Build and develop positive relationships with both school staff and students
*Strong behaviour management, with a calm but firm attitude
If you think this is the next step in your career or the perfect role for you, please send your CV along to Liz Wilkinson at or alternatively call . We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates as well as adhering to strict safeguarding procedures. Your application will be subject to 2 educational references and enhanced DBS check.
- Teaching Assistant
- SEN Teaching Assistant
- SEN TA
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