ASC Teaching Assistant, Somerset

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Bridgwater College AcademySomerset
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £11,023 to £11,823 per annum
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Bridgwater College Academy is a Government funded school for 3 to 16 year olds in Bridgwater.

Job Reference Number: ASC

Maternity cover from Sept 2018 until June 2019, or return of post-holder

31.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus INSET days)

Working hours: 8:15am to 3:00pm (with 30 minute unpaid lunch break) Monday to Friday

Actual Salary: £11,023 to £11,823 per annum

Bridgwater College Academy is seeking to appoint a skilled teaching assistant, ideally with experience and knowledge of working with students with ASC. The successful candidate will work with the ASC Centre teacher and Academy SEN team, and will be based in both the new specialist KS3-KS4 autism resource centre and the secondary school environment. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for supporting individual students, encouraging their engagement in learning, promoting positive behaviour, and will be supported to deliver bespoke SEN interventions in the specialist centre and the mainstream academy.

To be considered for this inclusive role, you should:

  • Have proven experience working with children with ASC/Language and Communication needs.
  • Have a sound knowledge of techniques and strategies to support children with autism in an educational environment.
  • Have a calm, positive attitude and be a clear, confident communicator.
  • Be able to build and develop trusting, professional relationships with students and staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a supportive and dedicated SEN team and to play a key role in the development of this new provision at our inclusive academy. 

For full details and an application pack for this position, please visit the ‘Vacancies’ in the ‘Key Information’ section on our website:

Please indicate which Job Reference Number you are applying for on the application form.

Closing date: Midday, Fri 29th June 2018

Bridgwater College Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share its commitment. Our mission is that all children achieve. A criminal disclosure check will be requested for any applicant who is offered a position.

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