Teaching Assistant

Coventry Extended Learning Centre
£19,171 - £22,462 pro rata per annum
17 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
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Coventry Extended Learning Centre is a Pupil Referral Unit located over three sites in Coventry. We cater for pupils aged 11-16 who have been or who are at risk of Permanent Exclusion due to Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) needs, commonly presenting with challenging behaviour.

Coventry ELC is in an exciting phase of development and is looking for a dynamic Teaching Assistant to join a dedicated and solution-focused team.

You will contribute to improving outcomes for students by providing support, guidance and supervision.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise and support the teaching, and related activities, of individuals or groups of students to facilitate their learning as well as their social and emotional development.

Use appropriate skills to undertake those activities necessary to meet the learning, social and emotional needs of individuals and groups of students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Monitor individual students’ progress, achievements and development needs, reporting to the responsible Centre staff as appropriate.

Act as Key Worker to identified students, taking a lead role in their support and progress.

Assist the teaching staff in the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care Programmes for individuals and groups of students

 You’ll need:

  • An understanding of effective strategies in addressing academic and pastoral issues.
  • The ability to build positive working relationships with students and adults.
  • The ability to communicate and work constructively with parents and other agencies.
  • Experience of working with students with Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs.

Working Hours: 37 hours TTO 39 weeks

Interview Date:  07/10/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740

Email: jobshop@coventry.gov.uk  

Website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshop

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Job Description & Person Specification.pdf

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