Start date 8 April 2024
Beaufort Special School has two Level 3 Teaching Assistant vacancies.
We are looking for candidates who are keen, motivated, resilient and are able to work as part of a team.
Beaufort School has 96 pupils who have complex needs, these include PMLD, SLD and ASD. Many of our pupils use alternative communication such as Makaton and PECS to support their learning. progress and social skills. Experience or relevant qualifications working within an educational establishment are vital for a Level 3 position at Beaufort.
You will support the teacher in creating opportunities for the children to learn in their own individual ways. You will need to be creative, flexible, patient, and perceptive, as you will need to write down observations for the teacher. Small group work and individual pupil work will be part of the role.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:
- flexibility to work across the school’s classes the ability to work using your initiative, and as part of a team
- clear and effective communication with students and colleagues
- have initiative and the desire to take ownership of tasks
- you must be confident in supporting the learning of small groups of students
- you must have a sound knowledge of supporting early readers with their phonics/ emergent reading strategies
- you must be willing to support class teams with the postural management of students with physical disabilities to promote postural and language and communication development
We are looking for people with a willingness to develop new skills and who want to become part of the Beaufort journey to success.
You will need a recognised Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification and GCSE Maths and English at Level 4 or above or recognised equivalent qualifications.
We are happy for you to get in touch to find out more about the role. Please phone the school office to arrange a visit or phone call.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Please download application pack and apply via our website
Please email the completed application pack to- email@example.com
Please refer to the Level 3 Teaching Assistant person specification and job description.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check (where applicable) 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 on all shortlisted candidates.
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.
BCC is a Living Wage employer.