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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Employer
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Old Park School, DY5 2JY
Salary
£25,491 - £27,936 (Actual Salary) + SEN
Closing date
18 Feb 2024
Reference
DUDED00014277

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

Job Details

About us

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 2011 Old 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

 

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) to cover teachers PPA/management time, and other planned or emergency cover. The HLTA role complements the professional work of Teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision.

The successful candidate must have a HLTA qualification

Applicants should be able to work well in a team and be flexible, have a positive outlook and high expectations of all children.

Hours: 37 hours per week Term Time only 39 weeks per year

Salary: Grade 7 SCP 18-23 £25,491 - £27,936 (Actual Salary) + SEN

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

Closing date: Sunday 18th February at Midnight

There will be an opportunity for a walkaround on Thursday 8th 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.

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.

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

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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

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 viaHR.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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From Monday 11th December 2023 an exciting change is happening for us as an organisation - we have implemeted a new system which will improve your candidate experience! To access your candidate portal for our new system, head to https://dudley.wm-jobs.co.uk/members/

If you have an application in progress with us on, or before, Monday 11th December 2023 – don’t worry, this will continue as it normally would and there will be no impact on your application or the process. More information on our new and improved system can be found on the WMJobs help pages

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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