Learning Support Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about supporting students with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Join our dynamic team as a Teaching Assistant in a specialist college in Manchester, where you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the educational journey of our students with diverse needs.


  • Provide one-on-one or small group support to students with PMLD and ASD, ensuring their individual learning needs are met.
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other staff members to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, promoting their social and emotional development.
  • Monitor student progress and provide feedback to teachers and parents/guardians.
  • Support students during classroom activities, ensuring they are engaged and participating to their fullest potential.
  • Assist with administrative tasks as required, such as preparing materials and maintaining records.


  • Previous experience working with students with PMLD and/or ASD is highly desirable.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting the learning and development of students with diverse needs.
  • Ability to adapt and respond to the individual needs and preferences of students.
  • Commitment to promoting an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.


  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with PMLD and ASD.

To apply, please submit your resume We look forward to welcoming a dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to our team!

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