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Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Employer
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Old Park School, DY5 2JY
Salary
£18420 - £19698 + 2 SEN per annum
Closing date
18 Feb 2024
Reference
DUDED00014278

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Sector
Education
Job Type
Schools / Academies - Support staff roles
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

Old Park is a very successful Special School for pupils between the ages of 4-19 years.

We provide education for pupils who have severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. These include pupils with complex medical conditions, physical and mobility difficulties and autism. Several of our children have behavioural difficulties arising from their condition and many have communication difficulties. All pupils that attend Old Park School have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

In November 2011Old Park School relocated to a new purpose-built building with large classroom spaces and adaptable furniture, H bar tracking throughout, care rooms for each phase and specialist rooms for Food Technology, Music and ICT. The school has a library, therapy room, swimming pool, sensory, soft play, physiotherapy and nurses’ room. The large school hall is multi-purpose and can be sub- divided for Sherbourne, Rebound therapy, sporting activities, whole school performances and dining.

At Old Park our vision, mission and values are driven by four key areas: the unique learner, positive relationships, engaging environments, learning and development. These are at the centre of our school ethos and the principles of each are shared by all members of our school community. They are underpinned by our culture of safeguarding. Each area is used to develop the provision we provide now, tomorrow and in the future.

Our most recent Ofsted (November 2018) judged us to be an outstanding school for the third time.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit our website https://www.oldpark.org/for more information

Safeguarding

Old Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Child and Adult DBS will be required for this position within school. It is a criminal offence to apply for and undertake a position for which you are barred from doing so and any such instance will be reported to the police and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A copy of our school Safeguarding policy can be found at https://www.oldpark.org/Page/Detail/school-policies-1

The Governors of Old Park School are looking to recruit a number of suitably qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistants to join our highly successful school team.

The successful candidate must have an NVQ Level 3 equivalent or above in childcare/child development or education.

Hours: 32.5 hours per week Term Time only 39 weeks per year

Salary: Grade 5 £18420 - £19698 plus SEN point per annum (Actual)

Location: Old Park School, Thorns Road, Brierley Hill, DY5 2JY

About the Recruitment Process

Closing date: Sunday 18th February 2024 at midnight.

Interviews will be held on 29th February 2024

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. There will be an opportunity for a walkaround on Friday 9th February at 1.30pm. Please contact the school office on 01384 818905 if you wish to attend.

References will be sought for the short-listed candidates as part of the recruitment process prior to interview.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received.

Candidates should ensure that they complete the application fully, including providing a personal statement that is tailored to this role. CVs will not be accepted. Full education and employment history should be given, with an explanation provided for any gaps.

Please read the Information for Applicants attached to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

For further information please contact Miss J Colbourne Headteacher on 01384 818905 or via email office1@old-park.dudley.sch.uk

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance; https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/staticpages/20563/help/

If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

Dudley Council will check the information that you have provided against any details already held for accuracy and completeness. The Council will check, share and cross match your information both internally within the council and with external organisations to protect public funds and prevent or detect crime, only where the law allows us to do so. The Council’s full Privacy and Disclaimer Statement can be accessed on the website at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/

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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’ www.dudleyboroughvision2030.org.uk

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan www.dudley.gov.uk/council-community/plan-policies-and-strategies/council-plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All www.dudleyboroughvision2030.org.uk and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough www.allaboutdudley.info

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Telephone
01384 811300
Location
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 2AA
United Kingdom

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