Teaching Assistant

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£18375 - £19000
Posted
26 Aug 2021
Closes
23 Sep 2021
Job Ref
AOSTA
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Post title: Teaching Assistant

Setting: Arc Oakbridge School

Line manager: Head Teacher

Salary: £18375 - £19000

Contract: Full-time

Arc Oakbridge School is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant with ASC experience.

Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. Our schools and homes support children and young people living with social, emotional and mental health problems (SEMH) and specific learning difficulties, which affects their learning and ability to do everyday things. Our dedicated autism (ASC) schools work with young people who are high functioning and have associated needs such as mental health problems, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and learning difficulties. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support. We have vacancies across England for management, teaching, care, support, administration and ancillary roles within this rapidly developing organisation.

Arc Oakbridge School, located in Birmingham is specifically designed to be a low arousal, calm and nurturing environment. Our students all have a diagnosis of autism; are all verbal and, also have additional and complex needs, therefore experience in this area is essential. Due to the model of curriculum both primary and secondary specialist applications are welcome.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working in classrooms with individuals / groups of pupils under the direct supervision of a Teacher.
  • Assisting the Teacher in preparing and delivering lessons.
  • Assisting in the production of a stimulating learning environment in the classrooms and other areas of the School.
  • Assisting with educational visits and trips.
  • Ensuring resources are used properly and safely and that they are stored in appropriate ways.
  • Reporting faults and repairs required as necessary.
  • Providing and assisting in a programme of activities.
  • Providing levels of care and support appropriate to the general needs of the children and those as outlined in their Statements of Special Educational Needs and their Care Plans.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline among the children through following Arc Oakbridge School’s Management of Behaviour Policy’ and safeguarding their health and safety.
  • Establishing appropriate professional relationships with the children.
  • Displaying levels of personal behaviour which will provide an appropriate model for the children.
  • Participating in the supervision of the children at break and lunch times in line with the School rota.
  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and reviews relating to individual children or groups of children.

In return for your hard work and commitment to the role Kedleston will offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • The opportunity to join a supportive and well established team
  • The support to progress in your career
  • Ongoing opportunities for continued professional development and training
  • A friendly, passionate and committed team of colleagues
  • Employee perks:
  • cycle to work scheme
  • discounts on shopping and cinema tickets
  • birthday treats
  • employee of the month award

We would love to hear from you if you feel that you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour, meet the requirements for the role and share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Note for recruitment agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

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