Learning Support Assistant (Teaching Assistant) - near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Leighton Buzzard
£8.10 - £8.53 per hour / £14,644.59 - £15,422 (Actual salary for 41 we
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for a Teaching Assistant job that's really rewarding?

You'll be a Learning Support Assistant (Teaching Assistant) working with students aged 10 - 19 who have complex learning disabilities. Working term-time only, you'll provide support to students and the class Teacher both in the classroom and during off-site activities. This is a 38.5 hours per week position for 41 weeks per year.

Each student has an individual learning programme focused on practical activities and designed to make the most of their potential, helping them prepare for the adventures and challenges of adult life. Some learning takes place in small groups in the classroom while other activities take place in the community. On site we offer excellent facilities for our students and a dedicated team of education, social, health and therapy professionals.

You don't need experience, just patience, warmth and the ability to learn. We provide full free training, up to NVQ Level 3.

Who are we?

MacIntyre School is part of the national charity MacIntyre. We are a vibrant residential school for children with autism and severe learning disabilities, located in the pretty village of Wingrave, between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard.

Awarded “Good” at our recent Ofsted inspection, here are some of the reasons you’ll enjoy joining our team:

“The principal and deputy principal want the very best for everyone in the school. Together with their caring and committed staff team, they have built on existing strengths and made important changes to the provision. One member of staff said, ‘It is a phenomenal team who are all passionately keen to drive this school forward.’”

“Leaders wisely place a strong emphasis on developing the skills of staff. There is a valuable programme in place to train new staff and managers. Appraisal is used well to promote improvements to teaching and learning. Leaders at all levels provide helpful feedback to staff that develops their practice. … One staff member said, ‘I’m doing things I never thought I could do.’”

Some things you need to know

Students can present with behaviour that is challenging - we'll give you the tools you need to help our students manage their behaviour
You will need to provide personal care
It would be helpful if you have a driving licence and your own transport, as the school is in a rural location

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which include:

Pay rates increase with length of service
6.6 weeks pro-rata paid holiday entitlement
Free vocational training
Workplace pension scheme
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme

Salaries depend on successful completion of a probation period and relevant qualifications.

If this sounds like the right job for you, then apply today by completing our MacIntyre application form. CV is optional.

Closing date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Safer Recruitment

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check - which MacIntyre pays for - together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.
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