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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are working on behalf of a a secure unit otherwise known as a secure children's home for young people aged between 10 and 18 years of age who require a Teaching Assistant. Teaching assistants are appointed to work within the secure unit as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the learning of young people. Young people are placed by the youth justice system either on remand, sentenced or by the courts on welfare grounds because of the risk they pose to themselves and/or others.

Support is required for students who have experienced;

  • A history of poor care and neglect
  • Being a victim of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse
  • Family and/or personal involvement with substance abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Complex special educational needs and/or mental illness often unidentified, un-diagnosed, unmet and untreated
  • High risk taking behaviours
  • Challenging, aggressive and volatile behaviours
  • Gross underachievement in the education system
  • Low self esteem

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team, under the general leadership and supervision of the Head Teacher. The teaching assistant works in co-operation with the subject teachers and the Inclusion coordinator to carry out the agreed educational programme for each young person. You will support in the activities on educational programmes with either individuals or groups of young people to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development.

The ideal candidate would have;

  • Experience supporting students with SEND including SEMH
  • Previous experience within Pupil Referral Units
  • MAPA trained (or willing to undertake train
  • Awareness of complex confidential issues linked to home/young person/teacher/school work and to keep confidences as appropriate.
  • Previous experience supporting within a classroom setting
  • Strong behaviour management skills

This role is based on a 32.5 hour week, Monday to Friday;

  • Monday - 08.45 to 16.00
  • Tuesday - 08.45 to 16.30
  • Wednesday - 08.45 to 17.00
  • Thursday - 08.45 to 16.15
  • Friday - 08.45 to 15.30

Benefits of this role include;

  • Hours based on a Monday - Friday timetable
  • Hourly rate of £9.50 - £10.50 an hour (based on experience)
  • Dedicated consultant throughout interview process
  • Access to Teaching Personnel' s CPD courses
  • Paid by PAYE

If you feel you are an ideal candidate for this role please contact Chloe Moffatt on 0115 845 6409 or click apply now!

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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