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Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
The Pines School, Marsh Hill, Birmingham, B23 7EY
Salary
£25,119 to £31,364 pro rata, subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Reference
JOB001776

Job Details

Job start date: 2 September 2024  

Hours per week: 32.5 term time only  

The Pines School
Marsh Hill
Birmingham
B23 7EY
Telephone number: 0121 464 6136

Contact email: enquiry@pines.bham.sch.uk

Contract type: Permanent

We are looking to extend our number of level 3 Teaching Assistants to support our most complex learners with Autism, learning difficulties and complex communication and behavioural needs.

At the Pines we are continuing on an exciting journey, we have pupils from the age of 4 up to 16 and the school, all with a diagnosis of Autism. We are part of the Birmingham Special Schools Cooperative Trust and are a maintained Foundation Special School. Our vision is to create a safe and happy environment for children to develop life-long communication skills to become valued members of modern day society.

Protect - We endeavour to create an atmosphere where our pupils feel safe.

Inspire - We inspire our children to be the best they can.

Nurture - We nurture our children’s individuality.

Embrace - We celebrate our differences and give everyone a chance. Everyone is precious and included in our school.

Succeed - We celebrate all achievements, no matter how big or small!

We are seeking to appoint committed, hard-working, enthusiastic Level 3 Qualified Teaching Assistants who are able to consistently demonstrate excellent classroom practice supporting the class teacher in meeting the individual needs of all pupils with ASC. Candidates must have had experience in supporting pupils with autism and complex learning needs and managing challenging behaviour.

The successful candidates will join a large team of experienced Teaching Assistants who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of pupils with a range of needs and dedicated to maximising pupil achievement. All staff are required to be flexible in their approach to working across all Key Stages and with a range of pupils with complex needs.

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:

Application packs are available either by calling the school on 0121 464 6136 or by email on: enquiry@pines.bham.sch.uk or can be downloaded from the school website

You can also download an applicant pack here

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.  

BCC is a Living Wage employer.  

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.   

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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