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Teaching Assistant

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Do you have the ability to make a difference to children’s wellbeing? Are you looking for the chance to make a positive impact to help children after School closures? If so, we need to hear from you!

After the first School closure, we saw a huge focus being placed on children’s wellbeing and emotional needs. Much more input was needed to help stabilise learning environment by delivering strategic support to children needing help with emotional wellbeing, behavioural support, nurture groups and friendship groups. We are looking for people to work in Primary Schools, to offer support on a 1-1, small group or whole class basis. The aim will be to negate the loss in confidence and social skills, be there for children to support anxiety and to reintroduce them into the learning environment. Teaching assistants and support workers have the ability to make a big difference to primary school children. 

The perfect candidate for this position will have experience working with children, be that experience in schools or in a childminding capacity. We will consider other relevant experience and have found that sports coaches, counsellors or those with degrees in psychology are perfect for this type of work. Schools may at present be closed, but this is a perfect time to apply. We will aim to complete all of our vetting checks and referencing in time for school reopening- meaning you are ready to help from day 1.

Working with Teaching Personnel you will be a part of the nations largest education support agency, with the advantage of managing your work around your own commitments, working flexibly and to your own availability. Hours of work can vary, however we would want candidates who are able to work 3-5 days per week, around school opening times (typically 8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday). We work with a number of Primary Schools needing Teaching Assistants across Scarborough and the surrounding areas, so access to your own transport is preferable.

Does this sound like your way to make a difference? 
If you feel you match this role, send us your CV and we shall contact you. We will use this time to get you through the important vetting checks so that you are ready to work, so do not delay. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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