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Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Posted 10 April by Tradewind Recruitment
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We are currently in search of a Teaching Assistant for an outstanding high school in the Salford area for young people aged 9-19 with moderate special needs such as sensory, communication, learning or social & emotional difficulties.

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact on the lives of students facing additional obstacles to learning?

Our client, an additional needs high school in Salford, catering to students aged 9-19 with moderate learning needs, is rated outstanding by Ofsted and receives exceptional feedback from perm staff, parents and supply staff therefore we are seeking a dedicated Teaching Assistant to join their team, starting ASAP on a full-time and long-term basis.

Role: Teaching Assistant at a additional needs high school in Salford for students with moderate learning needs.

Location: Salford.

Start Date: ASAP

Contract: Maternity cover. Could go temp to perm for the right person.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 3:15 pm.

Pay: Up to £90/day.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide small group and 1:1 support to students aged 9-19 with moderate learning needs encompassing emotional, sensory and speech & language difficulties.
  • Assist in implementing personalised learning plans tailored to individual students' requirements.
  • Foster a positive, safe, and inclusive classroom environment, promoting students' engagement and emotional well-being.
  • Collaborate closely with teachers, parents, and external professionals to develop effective strategies and interventions.


  • Previous experience supporting children or young adults with special needs is essential.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships.
  • Resilience, patience, and a compassionate approach to supporting vulnerable learners.
  • Candidates with a background as a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Special Needs Teaching Assistant, Learning Mentor, Secondary Teaching Assistant, Youth Worker or Youth Mentor will be considered if they have a DBS on the Update Service and professional references from the UK demonstrating experience with children.

Why choose us?

  • Your income matters; we prioritise getting you the highest rate of pay and offer the best advice.
  • Your development matters; our people have FREE access to over 2,500 CPD courses, webinars, and resources through our partnership with the National College education training provider.
  • Your flexibility matters; we tailor the working week to you - daily supply, long-term contracts, and permanent positions available locally.
  • Your wellbeing matters; we put people at the heart of everything we do and are proudly a Sunday Times Top 100 employer for 4 years running.
  • We pride ourselves on exceptional service to our candidates and are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

How to Apply:

Take the first step toward improving the quality of life and life chances of young people in Salford through this Teaching Assistant role by submitting your CV to , clicking APPLY above, or calling Graham on .

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be an advocate for students' well-being and growth! Apply now and join our dedicated team at the forefront of educational excellence.

Required skills

  • Autism
  • SEN
  • ADHD
  • Special Needs
  • Support Worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • PMLD
  • LSA
  • Learning Mentor
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • SEN TA
  • Secondary Teaching Assistant
  • SEND
  • Special Needs TA
  • Secondary TA
  • SEMH
  • SEND Teaching Assistant

Reference: 52448115

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