A helping hand from you. A headstart for them.
As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, you’ll have a key role to play in the development of our pupils. We want all our young people to have the best chance of success in life, and the right support in the classroom can really make an enormous difference. The young people in our schools have social, emotional, mental health and complex learning needs that call for extra dedication. As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, you have to be understanding and committed. Help them progress and you’ll have every opportunity to do the same with your career.
As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, you’ll be working directly with the young people in the classroom every day. You’ll help them learn, monitor their work and help raise their self-esteem. As your skills are well developed, you will have additional duties, such as helping with planning meetings, working without supervision and liaising with teachers to devise complementary learning activities. Above all, you’ll need to be resilient and dedicated to the wellbeing of our young people.
With your previous experience in a Teaching Assistant role and your NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, and HLTA qualification, you’ll have up-to-date knowledge of welfare and safeguarding practices within Education. We need you to build great relationships with all our young people, so you can motivate them to do well and be the best that they can be. If you’re emotionally strong and good in a team, we can offer a role with exciting prospects. There are occasional meetings outside school hours, which your attendance will be required.
Oversands School is an independent, specialist residential and day school in rural Cumbria, providing high quality education for girls and boys aged 8 to 19. The school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with challenging behaviours, alongside a range of other associated conditions which can hinder academic progress.
For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. Through our aspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.
We know you’re going to do great things as part of our brilliant team. To say thank you, we offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. In return for your hard work, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, full school holidays (including bank holidays), contributory pension (matched up to 5%), comprehensive induction and ongoing training, Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers. We’ll also cover the cost of your Enhanced DBS check, which is a compulsory part of our recruitment process.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Helen Park – Office Manager on 015395 52397.
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
Closing Date: 18th January 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 21st January 2019