Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Hinckley

Closing date:

Dovetree SchoolHinckley
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,870 - £20,541 (NJC Scale 18-21) + SSA £1,264 + Outstanding benefits package
Contract term: Permanent

As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), you’ll have a key role to play in the development of our young people at our brand new school. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a completely bespoke refurbished building. Our brand new School in Hinckley is an independent day school catering for 35 young people with SEMH and complex needs. The School will benefit from excellent staffing ratios and small class sizes, ensuring that every pupil will receive a highly personalised curriculum and is treated as an individual. We are part of the Witherslack Group, a highly successful and expanding national SEN Group with a ‘no limits’ approach to learning.

Our HLTA work to boost self-esteem and encourage acceptance from others, you’ll also support the teacher by monitoring young people’s work. 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. 

As an experienced Teaching Assistant with your NVQ Level 3 or equivalent and HLTLA qualifications, you’ll have up-to-date knowledge of welfare and safety practice within education. You’ll also have the ability to work to specific goals with children, and a gift for building relationships with staff and pupils alike. Emotionally resilient and able to motivate students, you’ll enjoy being part of a team but work well independently too. Please note that you may be expected to attend meetings outside normal school hours. 

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. 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, contributory pension (matched up to 5%), comprehensive induction and ongoing training, full school holidays (including bank holidays), Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Samantha Hankinson, Resourcing Manager on 015395 66081.

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:  8th November 2018

Interviews:  19th November 2018 

More about Dovetree School