Targeted Intervention Assistant

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL, 12 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QU
£18,872 pro rata
04 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Targeted Intervention Assistant

Hours per week: 37.5, term time only

Contract Type: Fixed term, ending August 2019 due to funding for a specific pupil – funding only agreed for this year and subject to review.

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL, 12 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham,

B29 6QU, Telephone Number: 0121 796 5000

Email Address:

The University of Birmingham School opened in September 2015. Our aim is quite simple: to transform the lives of our pupils by raising their aspirations and maximising their potential by accessing the widest possible range of educational opportunities. We want our graduates to go on to make a different to the lives of others as responsible citizens, loving partners and parents, excellent friends and great work colleagues.

Drawing on the world-class facilities, resources and expertise of the University of Birmingham, we offer our pupils a broad and balanced academic curriculum, a focus on character education, and a wide programme of enrichment opportunities delivered through an extended school day.

We are seeking to recruit an appropriately qualified Targeted Intervention Assistant to undertake the following specific and general duties and responsibilities:-

• The purpose of the Targeted Intervention Assistant role is to support a pupil who has a visual impairment and physical difficulties, providing one-on-one support/supervision/assistance for some aspects of daily living activities. The role may also include some support for other pupils with visual impairments and/or physical difficulties in their movement around school.

• Experience of visual impairment or ASD would be desirable

• acting as the designated contact person for parents and liaise with the family as well as oversee collection and drop-off with the pupil’s transport provider;

• providing one-to-one support/supervision/assistance for some aspects of daily living activities including supervision at break and lunchtime;

• ensuring safe mobility around the School, including accompanying pupils in the School lifts and between lessons;

• implementing physiotherapy / OT programmes as advised;

• providing one-on-one support in all lessons;

• modifying, adapting and creating resources as necessary;

• providing support with practical subjects where specialist equipment is used, e.g. Science, DT, Food Technology and enrichment programmes;

• supporting with developing alternative means of recording written work and the use of ICT;

• creating and managing learning resources and materials and assisting in organising and accessing them;

• providing one-on-one support for educational visits and outdoor learning activities.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 16/10/2018, 23:59

For more information about our School, to download Candidate Information Packs or to apply for any of this vacancy, please visit: Please note that only the information provided on the application form will be used to shortlist applicants. For more information visit:

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; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

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