Secondary Trainee Teaching Assistant

  • Temporary
  • Burnage
  • £12.82 - 12.82 per hour

Connex - Manchester

Secondary Trainee Teaching Assistant – Full Time (Term Time Only)

South Manchester Based Secondary Schools

ASAP Temporary Placement Starts

Connex Education are a well-established recruitment organisation who have been supporting schools across the Greater Manchester region for more than 7 years in their search for committed and outstanding employees. 

We’re working with multiple schools in the Trafford area who need confident and outgoing Teaching Assistants who wish to work with Secondary aged students 11 – 18 years old.  

We’re looking for dedicated and passionate individuals who would like to also enrol on our fully funded Level 2 Certificate in SEN and Disability OR Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools whilst also completing a paid placement (this placement is temporary but again could lead to a permanent role!).

Essential Information;

  • You must be available Monday – Friday 8.15am – 4pm school term time only
  • You will be supporting schools across the Manchester area.
  • Working with Secondary and/or Special Needs students aged 11 – 18. 
  • Initial pay £12.82 per hour (term time only) – Once qualified an estimated salary of £17,000-£21,000 per annum depending on the school and responsibilities you hold.
  • Start Dates Vary – Flexible to you!
  • Training takes on average 6+ months weeks to complete; we will look to secure you a paid temporary placement during this time. 

Skills required to be a Trainee Teaching Assistant;

  • Be aged 21 or above to work in SEND or Secondary phases
  • Level 4 or Grade C GCSE in English and Maths or equivalent (Essential)
  • You must hold either some former Level 1 Teaching Assistant experience or other recent experience supporting children, young adults or vulnerable adults in any setting.
  • Be passionate about wanting to work as a Teaching Assistant and able to commit to 6 months training with pain full-time placement and have the aim to take on permanent work in schools.

What you will learn whilst qualifying as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant;

  1. Understand child and young person development.
  2. Support learning activities.
  3. Understand how to safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
  4. Communication and professional relationships with children, young people, and adults.
  5. Promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in work with children and young people.
  6. Support assessment for learning.
  7. Develop professional relationships with children, young people, and adults.
  8. Support children and young people’s health and safety.
  9. Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour.
  10. Schools as organisations.
  11. Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.

Successful candidates will be required to conduct an interview and complete a vetting process which includes an Enhanced Child Workforce DBS, if you do not have one, you can get one through Connex Education at the cost of £45. 

If you’re able to support schools in the Manchester area this academic year, please apply or contact our team to discuss this role more. 

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