Position: Teaching Assistant/ Instructor

Location: Bury, Greater Manchester

Hours: 40 hours per week, term time

Salary Details: Up to £23,795 per annum + Cambian benefits

Change a Young Person’s Life – Start your Career today with The Cambian Group

Why work for us:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunity to progress in your career.
  • Training opportunities either face to face or online.
  • Wellbeing- Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need.
  • You will be a part of a dedicated team of professionals who will offer you clear guidance and mentor you in to this role.
  • Supportive management and senior leads.
  • We offer full induction, paid for DBS, friendly family atmosphere and the opportunity to progress with one of the UK`s biggest care providers.

What we need from you?

Successful candidates will be part of a large supportive team of like-minded professionals who provide targeted education support. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with trained, qualified professionals from across our team to support a successful educational organisation.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is:

  • Committed to providing educational guidance and support to our young people.
  • Positive in assisting teaching staff in the delivery of lessons to young people.
  • Passionate about improving the lives of others.
  • A positive and consistent role model to others.
  • Innovative, engaging enthusiastic and inspirational.
  • A creative thinker and implementer.
  • An excellent communicator and team player.
  • Seeking career development and training.

As a Teaching Assistant you will:

  • Supervise and support students in both the classroom and off site in the community.
  • Effectively assist the teacher to plan learning activities.
  • Build and maintain positive professional relationships with staff and young people.
  • Encourage and motivate students to learn and develop.
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication skills including the ability to clarify and explain instructions clearly.
  • Support students in small group and on a 1-2-1 basis.
  • To enable students to participate in learning activities by providing support, as appropriate for their specific difficulties.
  • Produce legible, accurate and prompt written reports/records.
  • To help students access the national curriculum including developing their literacy and numeracy skills.



Who we are:

Here at Cambian Chesham House School we provide a high quality, personalised education for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) challenges that can create barriers to learning. Some will have statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

  • Gender: Mixed
  • Age range: 10-18 years
  • Placement: 39 week, day
  • Students may be diagnosed with or present with:
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Likely history of placement or family breakdown
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Exposure to traumatic/adverse life events
  • A range of specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia
  • Students with emerging or diagnoses of conditions including ADHD, ADD, ODD and PTSD
  • Significant gaps in education

Cambian is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.


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