High Level Teaching Assistant - Term time

Vicky Linstead
Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital 2 Lansdowne Street, Coventry, CV2 4BF (for Sat Nav use CV2 4FN)
£19,861 p.a.
09 Nov 2021
30 Nov 2021
Job Ref
Ref: CYG17110
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

We take the quality of our education just as seriously as our care – which we deliver in safe, nurturing settings tailor-made for children & young people facing a variety of challenges.

We’re looking for a caring, dedicated Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team at Summit School, a tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) unit. 

Inspiring, supporting & ensuring the students in our care get the best education – it’s a challenging, satisfying role.  

So if you’re passionate about helping young people achieve their potential, we want to hear from you. 

Cygnet Summit School:

Summit School is the specialist provider of education for all young people admitted to Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital. Teaching happens within a well-resourced school unit, equipped with ICT equipment, interactive whiteboards, sports hall and outdoor areas.

Your Day-to-Day…

  • Assist with the planning, preparation & implementation of learning activities
  • Devise structured activities that interest & motivate learners and advance their learning
  • Cover and lead class teaching (under supervision) as & when appropriate
  • Direct the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning
  • Assist with the physical management of equipment
  • Support the management of students’ behaviour within the school’s agreed policies
  • General supervision duties & helping the teacher in designated tasks.

You are… 

  • An experienced Teaching Assistant/Teacher 
  • Able to successfully lead learning activities for groups of children
  • A confident people person with both adults & children
  • Experienced in planning & leading educational activities (under supervision)
  • An effective team player and excellent written & verbal communicator 
  • The holder of at least five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English & Maths and/or a Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification.

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities 
  • Reflective practice & CPD opportunities
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • Employee referral scheme 
  • Pension scheme
  • “Cycle to work” scheme and employee discount savings.

Safeguarding is of the utmost importance at Cygnet and we follow safer recruitment practice, including taking up references after shortlisting and before interviewing. Cygnet Health Care has a proven commitment to equality of opportunity and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Ready to make a positive change? 

Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below.

Join us!

In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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