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Teaching Assistant – Level 3 – Manchester

Level 3 – Behaviour/Guidance/Support /Special/Additional Needs

Liquid Personnel is currently looking for an experienced Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join our client in Manchester.

As a successful Teaching Assistant, you will be required to take on Learning Mentor responsibilities and will provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who require particular help to overcome barriers to learning.

Due to the nature of this role, our client requires a Teaching Assistant who has experience of working with pupils with additional needs.

Your benefits as a Teaching Assistant/ Learning Mentor:

  • Up to £25,000 per annum
  • Highly supportive team and management
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction
  • Permanent role

Your duties as a Teaching Assistant/ Learning Mentor in Manchester:

  • You will work with groups of children under the supervision of the teacher including the delivery of therapy and programmes of work and the implementation of ILPs
  • You will provide pastoral support to pupils
  • You will receive and supervise pupils, excluded from, or otherwise not working to a normal timetable
  • You will attend to pupils’ personal needs, including minor first aid and provide advice to assist in their pastoral, social, health, hygiene development and welfare matters
  • You will participate in the comprehensive assessment of pupils to determine those in need of particular help
  • You will assist the teacher with the development and implementation of individual Education/Behaviour/Support/Mentoring plans
  • Provision of support for pupils with special needs
  • You will establish productive working relationships with pupils, taking on role model by presenting a positive personal image and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • You will develop 1:1 mentoring arrangements with pupils and provide support for distressed pupils
  • You will assist with the dispensing of medication in exceptional circumstances, with appropriate training and under the supervision of medical staff where necessary
  • You will assist the teacher to ensure a safe classroom and outdoor environment, checking materials and personal equipment for defects and implement risk assessments carried out by the teacher according to school guidelines. This will include cleaning equipment used by pupils and ensuring its accessibility

Essential requirements of this Teaching Assistant/ Learning Mentor  role:

  • You must have previous experience of working with children/young people with behavioral difficulties and those with communication, severe, profound, or complex learning difficulties where appropriate
  • NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification and/or experience such as Youth Work qualification
  • The ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Experience of working with pupils with additional needs
  • understanding of the role of the Learning Mentor and other professionals working in the classroom
  • a full working knowledge and understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategic processes and barriers to learning, including behavior management strategies
  • Understanding the principles of child development and learning processes
  • The legal right to work in the UK



Teaching Assistant – Level 3 – Manchester

Job details
Sector: Special educational needs
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 pa
Type: Permanent