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SEN Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Hamilton School Hamilton Road Birmingham B21 8AH
Salary
£16,273.27 to £17,809.74 + SEN Allowance
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

Job Details

Required for Summer Term 2024

Hamilton School is an outstanding Special School specialising in pupils with Autism. We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and committed teaching assistants to join our team. The vacancies have arisen due to the expansion of Hamilton School to include Secondary aged pupils. We are looking for someone who wants to play a vital role in transforming the lives of children and their families. Hamilton School is based in the North West of Birmingham. The School provides a bespoke and tailored approach to learning and is committed to the academic, personal and social development of all learners.

Are you an experienced, hardworking, flexible team player who is committed to providing pupils with the best education possible? Hamilton School is a friendly, welcoming school with a supportive staff team where your professional development will be nurtured. Please look at our website and, in particular, our Vision and Values document, before deciding whether or not Hamilton School is the right place for you.

A key requirement is to be willing, and able, to work effectively across all Key Stages including the Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. Staff are frequently moved to different classes and it is vital that candidates are able to work really well in all of them. Due to the exciting expansion of school into Secondary we require enthusiastic candidates who will be excited to be part of the journey into creating an outstanding Secondary provision for our pupils.

Successful candidates will also:

  • have a desire to work with students on the autistic spectrum with the aim of transforming lives
  • have a good knowledge of Autism and a willingness to learn more
  • be an enthusiastic, hardworking professional who can motivate and inspire children
  • be punctual, reliable and have a real sense of perspective
  • have high expectations of themselves and others and be committed to raising standards in teaching and learning
  • demonstrate drive, ambition and openness to learning and personal development
  • be an excellent team player and role model and be able to work collaboratively with all school staff

You will be part of a large class team and the need to be able to work well day in day out with other adults in a complex environment is essential.

  • be flexible to the needs of the school with an “I can do attitude” and willingness to move classes on different days to meet the needs of the school
  • be “radiators” who bring  positivity to the school
  • have a commitment to safeguarding our students

We can offer you:

  • an opportunity to have a very fulfilling and rewarding job
  • the chance to transform lives and make a vital contribution to society
  • a school where ‘doing the right thing’ is always the aim
  • a hardworking and supportive staff team
  • a welcoming, active and supportive Governing Body
  • a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • excellent coaching and opportunities for professional and career development
  • a very well organised school including well established school systems and practices
  • opportunities for professional and career development
  • access to support services such as mental health and well being
  • opportunity for a reduced working day on your birthday
  • the chance to be part of a Co-operative Trust which offers CPD opportunities across a small group of Special Schools in Birmingham

Hamilton School is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Provisional interview date is Wednesday 28 February 2024

Informal visits are highly recommended. Please telephone school on the above number to make an appointment or to talk to one of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

Application forms can be downloaded from our website. CV’s will not be accepted. If you do not receive a response to your application by Friday 23 February 2024 please assume on this occasion you have not been successful. Previous applicants need not apply.

  This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including:   enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.   All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.   An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.   This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.   This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.   Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.   Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.

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Telephone
0121 675 7070
Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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