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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

North East Autism Society
Sunderland, UK
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Location: Sunderland

Salary: £14,643 (actual salary) £14,940 (over 25)

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full Time

Closing date: Sunday 20 December 2020

£14,643 (over 25's £14,940) per annum (actual salary) with yearly incremental rises up to £15,631 (over four years)*

Full Time, Term Time permanent position

Monday to Friday (37 hours per week)

Employee benefits platform as well as discounted gym membership and cycle to work scheme

Employee assistance programme

A number of positions available

As part of our safer recruitment process, if shortlisted, references will be sought prior to interview.

We are currently looking to recruit a L2 Teaching Assistant to work within Education Services in Sunderland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Teaching Assistant Level 2 to work at our School in Sunderland but you must be flexible to work elsewhere in the North East if needed. Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing a personalised education to to children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum aged between 4 and 19.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as you will be expected to liaise with parents and professionals within children's services and from outside agencies. You will need to show patience and flexibility as children and young people may communicate in different ways. You should also have the ability to submit written reports on the assessment and development of children and young people. The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Level 2 certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (or equivalent) or willing to work towards this qualification.

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions and the opportunity to work in a positive, friendly and rewarding environment, building your experience and expertise.

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions. Joining our NEAS family will mean:

  • Working in a positive, friendly, rewarding environment, building your experience and career.
  • Dedicated support from our Learning and Development team who will work alongside you and your new line manager to enhance your career with our specialist training programmes. This is just the start of your new career!
  • Other benefits including childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, and much sought-after discounted rates at our family fun days and events scheduled across the year.
  • Having a hands-on role, valuing and supporting people. If you thrive on helping others, knowing everything you do is contributing to lives being changed then this could be the role for you

Please see job description and person specification listed under "documents" at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application.

The Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

For almost 40 years we've led the way in providing autism-specific care and education for children, young people and adults across the North-east of England.

Recognised for our innovation and excellence, everything we do stems from an unswerving belief in providing bespoke person-centred support. It's at the heart of who we are to recognise the uniqueness of every human being, and to understand that no two autistic people, or in fact any humans within an understanding of neurodiversity, will have the same needs or wants.

We passionately believe that autistic children and adults have significant skills and strengths, which can be developed throughout their lifetime.

Our approach aims to support individuals to participate in society as independent and valued citizens, enjoying equal rights and opportunities but also enriching the world around them.

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