Teaching Assistant – Level 3 – Manchester

Basic Overview
Salary: £22000 – £25000/annum
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
Minimum Salary: 22000.00
Maximum Salary: 25000.00
Job Location: Greater 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 accessibilityEssential 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 KBR-(phone number removed)