Teaching Assistant

United Kingdom
£16,781 - £18,746 + SSA £1239 + Outstanding benefits package
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

£16,781 - £18,746 + SSA £1239 + Outstanding benefits package

(NJC 14-19 dependent on qualifications)

The Grange Learning Centre, Low Willington

As a Teaching Assistant, you’ll have a key role to play in the development of our pupils. We cater for students with special educational needs, which means they need more help than most. You’ll work with individuals, groups and classes, helping children learn and develop. Working to boost their self-esteem and encourage acceptance from others, you’ll also support the teacher by monitoring pupils’ work. If your skills are well developed, you could take on more duties, such as helping with planning meetings, working without supervision and liaising with teachers to devise complementary learning activities.

With your previous experience in a Teaching Assistant role, you’ll have up-to-date knowledge of welfare and safety practice within education. You’ll also have the ability to work to specific goals with children, and a gift for building relationships with staff and pupils alike. Emotionally resilient and able to motivate students, you’ll enjoy being part of a team but work well independently too. Please note that you may be expected to attend meetings outside normal school hours.

The Learning Centre is situated a magnificent rural setting, near Durham. The Learning Centre has two children’s homes set in a in its own grounds of approximately ten acres which offers a warm and welcoming living experience for up to 15 pupils, on one integrated site.

All of the pupils attending the Learning Centre will live on site in our 2 new 52 week children’s homes.

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. Through our aspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.

We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. In return for your hard work, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, contributory pension (matched up to 5%), comprehensive induction and ongoing training, full school holidays (including bank holidays), Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Kia preferential Affinity Scheme, Merlin Entertainment discounts, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

For an informal discussion about the role please call Wendi Cook on 01388 742022

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 1st October 2017

Interviews: 5th October 2017

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