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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

EK Outreach Services LtdHackney N4 2TW

Work Skills Learning are looking for a full-time HLTA to join our small, dedicated and friendly team.

About Work Skills Learning

Based in Manor House N4, Work Skills Learning is an independent SEN provision for young people aged between 16 - 25 with special needs.  We are a small, dedicated community with high expectations for each of our young people.  Our learners are offered a personalised learning journey and we actively set out to ensure that every young person thrives in all aspects of the curriculum.  Our learners are fully informed and active in their learning journey and have every capacity to achieve their aspirations successfully.

Preparing our young people for a successful and enriched future alongside ensuring our learners are able to contribute to their community and society, irrespective of their starting point, is key to our vision. Our values of personal responsibility and respect are integral to our ethos where views, beliefs and differences are appreciated. This is in keeping with the support of our families and underpinned by our wellbeing programme.

Life at Work Skills Learning is diverse, inspirational and aspirational. We offer a carefully structured curriculum. We firmly subscribe to a collaborative, reflective, outward facing community in ensuring that each phase of our young person’s career is meticulously supported and extended by the Work Skills Learning team. 

Role Requirements

The HLTA will be responsible for supporting teachers in a variety of subjects,  to enable all students to make the best possible progress. The successful candidate must:    

  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge and communicate this in an enthusiastic and imaginative way.    
  • Level 3 Diploma +
  • Experience establishing successful learning relationships with students at the relevant age, treating them consistently with respect and consideration
  • Experience of the role of a HLTA particularly working with young people one to one and in small groups but also including; classroom organisation and management, supporting the planning and delivery of the curriculum, implementing behaviour and learning strategies 
  • Good working knowledge of the national curriculum
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good administrative and computer skills 
  • Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and pupil’s personal health and hygiene
  • A robust awareness of keeping children safe, noticing safeguarding and welfare concerns, and you understand how and when to take appropriate action. 
  • Belief that every student should have access to an excellent education
  • Professional outlook, detailed orientated and able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A team player that can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative
  • Helpful, positive, patient and caring nature
  • Calm and professional under pressure
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • Flexible attitude towards work and demonstrates sound judgement
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • Willingness to undertake additional training

To apply:  Please complete the application form along with a covering letter giving details of what skills you could bring to the role and why your application should be considered.  Send to:

In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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