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Level 4 Full-Time HLTA (higher level teaching assistant) with SEN allowance

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Aston Tower Community Primary School Upper Sutton Street Birmingham B6 5BE
Salary
£32,076 to £39,186 plus £1,507.28 SEN allowance
Closing date
21 Jun 2024
Reference
JOB001727

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Job Details

Start date 2 September 2024

Hours 36.5 hours term time only

Aston Tower Community Primary School
Upper Sutton Street
Birmingham
B6 5BE

Contact email vacancies@astontower.bham.sch.uk

Are you an experienced and successful teaching assistant who meets the HLTA standards and wants to be part of our history as we open our purpose-built resource base in September 2024? The resource base is currently being built, will be well-resourced, and is attached to our main building.

We are looking to appoint a committed higher level teaching assistant to our team as we open our Resource Base for 16 primary-aged pupils on the autistic spectrum with Education, Health and Care plans. As a member of the resource base team, you will work alongside two teachers and two Level 3 teaching assistants, to meet our pupils' needs. You will also have opportunities to work alongside staff in our successful mainstream school.

Successful candidates will also:

  • already be a higher level teaching assistant or demonstrate that they meet the 33 HLTA standards
  • successful experience of working with SEND pupils, particularly those on the autistic spectrum
  • have a good knowledge of autism and a willingness to learn more
  • be able to teach a class in the teacher’s absence
  • work collaboratively and effectively with others
  • be an enthusiastic, hardworking professional who can motivate and inspire children
  • be punctual and reliable
  • have high expectations of themselves and others and be committed to promoting high standards
  • commit to safeguarding our pupils

Aston Tower is a very successful two-form entry multi-cultural primary school that serves a community which really values our work. We are very well-resourced, have a large and committed staff team, well-behaved, appreciative pupils, and highly supportive trustees. The school has a happy and vibrant ethos. The school is set in spacious, attractive, and well-maintained modern premises with grounds that offer great potential for learning.

  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.  

How to apply

Have a look at our website to get a flavour of our school and download an applicant pack to apply

Enquiries about the role can be made by emailing vacancies@astontower.bham.sch.uk

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. 

 This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.

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.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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

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