Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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03 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to growth, a fantastic opportunity is available for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join a School providing outstanding care and education to learners from the ages of 2-19 with a range of learning difficulties. Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire the successful Higher Level Teaching Assistant will earn a salary from £19,238 pro rata'd, term time, depending on experience and qualifications.

The school caters for 136 learners between the ages of 2 and 19 who have complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD), many of which have complex medical needs.  A high proportion have Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). This is an innovative school, with supportive colleagues and exceptional opportunities to progress into teaching.

As a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant, you will have responsibility to plan and deliver high quality lessons to enable learners to progress and achieve through rigorous assessment and enjoyable, insightful teaching across the school. The Higher-Level Teaching Assistant core duties, will also include, but not be limited to:

- Assist with the development of Educational Health Care Plans, individual education plans and access to learning programmes
- Lead and support extended learning opportunities (eg after school clubs / residential journeys).
- Prepare resources.
- Where necessary liaise with parents in a professional manner in issues concerning their child.
- Use specialist curricular knowledge or experience to support pupils’ learning.
- Take responsibility for a whole class during an extended absence of a teacher.
- Enable each learner to demonstrate as much independence as possible.
- Ensure the safety and welfare of each learner
- Attend to pupils' personal needs, including social, health, hygiene and welfare matters
- Use ICT for learning activities and support pupils to develop competence and independence in the use of ICT.
- Support all aspect of the curriculum, including swimming.

The successful Higher Level Teaching Assistant will have demonstrable experience with pupils who present a wide range of learning difficulties and possess the following skills:

- Be fully committed to meeting complex learning, medical, physical, sensory and emotional needs which include behaviours that may place the learners and others at risk of harm.
- Recent experience of effective practice which support children and young people to make outstanding progress.
- Clear spoken English.
- Relevant qualifications, level 3 or higher

If you are interested in the Higher Level Teaching Assistant vacancy, based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable for this position.  Closing date for applications is 6th February 2017.

Please note: Candidates will be required to complete our Application Form if shortlisted. Offer of employment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance, health check and satisfactory references.