SEN Teaching Assistant

Location Manchester
Discipline: Cover People UK
Job type: ANYTHING
Salary: ££85 - 110 per day
Contact name: Mica Marsden

Contact email:
Job ref: SSSENm
Published: about 1 month ago

SEN Teaching Assistant at a Manchester Special School

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of students with special educational needs (SEN)? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a SEN Teaching Assistant at a lovely Special School in Manchester who support children from age 3 – 19. Here you can work to make a difference to the lives of children who need additional support through their educational journey.

Job Description:

As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will work closely with Senior Leaders in the school as each pupil requires tailored support. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the implementation of individual education plans (IEPs) for students with SEN.
  • Supporting students in accessing the curriculum and participating in classroom activities.
  • Providing one-on-one or small group support to students who require additional assistance.
  • Monitoring and recording student progress, highlighting any concerns or achievements to relevant staff.
  • Collaborating with teachers to create and adapt resources to meet individual student needs.
  • Promoting inclusion and fostering positive relationships with students, parents, and staff.
  • Assisting with personal care tasks, if required.


To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Relevant experience: Previous experience working with students with SEN is highly desirable. This could include experience gained through volunteering, placements, or previous employment.
  • Knowledge of SEN: A good understanding of different types of special educational needs and strategies for supporting students with SEN is essential.
  • Patience and empathy: The ability to remain patient, calm, and empathetic when working with students who may have challenging behaviours or communication difficulties.
  • Communication skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills are crucial for effectively liaising with students, parents, and staff.
  • Teamwork: The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, supporting colleagues and contributing to the overall success of the SEN department.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of students and the school environment.

Cover People can offer in return:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive and inclusive working environment.

All candidates are subject to standard safeguarding and employment checks including an online interview and DBS checks.

Cover People are acting as an employment business on behalf of the school for this vacancy.

For further information, please call Mica at Cover People.