Casual/Bank Teaching Assistant
Position: Teaching Assistant
Location: Pilning, South Gloucestershire
Salary: £9.65 to £12.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications (plus 13% holiday pay)
Hours: Flexible hours available including 9.30am-2.30pm shifts
We are currently looking for Bank Teaching Assistant in Pilning, South Gloucestershire for a school that provides flexible specialist education for children and young people aged 7-19 with communication and associated difficulties.
The students may be on the autistic spectrum, have Asperger’s Syndrome or other difficulties that impact their emotional health and wellbeing and create barriers to learning.
As a Bank Teaching Assistant you will have the flexibility to choose working days that suit your life style.
The main purpose of the role:
The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.
To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.
To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team
Under the guidance of a more senior TA or a teacher, ensure all documentation is completed correctly for records of incidents, health, behaviour etc. as necessary
Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.
Skills and Qualifications:
GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential.
Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.
Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD
Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual
Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs
Benefits and Additional Information
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Twenty4Seven is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless they are ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
Twenty4Seven is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer
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