Start date: 19 August 2019
Location: South West London (Earlsfield)
Hours: Full time, 40 weeks per year (paid school holidays)
The Chelsea Group of Children is an Independent specialist school for primary age children with mild to moderate complex learning needs. We wish to appoint an enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our team and work in close partnership with our teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and parents. You will be working 1:1 with one of our new students when we return to school in the next academic year.
Your normal hours of work will be 42.5 per week during term time, which is usually 40 weeks per year. The hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
To support students both within the class and during unstructured situations
To reinforce targets throughout the school day.
To support the teaching and therapy staff to maintain detailed case notes of all children seen.
To participate in supervision and support as required.
To act as a resource and support for other staff members working with the children
To make and prepare resources for teaching and therapy staff
To maintain continuous professional development.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
We would be delighted to hear from you if you are:
A self-motivated, dynamic, committed, hardworking individual who enjoys a challenge, but retains a sense of humour
A forward thinking, innovative person, who always puts the pupils needs first
Experienced in working with ASD/special needs pupils and wish to develop your skills and knowledge further
Experienced in working as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative learning opportunities which support the Chelsea Group of Children approach
Interested in working in a progressive, lively and successful school in a rewarding field of education
Someone who understands challenging behaviour and has high levels of resilience and a positive attitude
Committed to further professional development
Enjoys sporting activities
Able to and enjoys participating in different types of play
Someone who can take initiative but can also follow within a team
To be considered you must be:
Passionate about helping children
Creative in your approach
Experienced working with special needs children
Committed to self-improvement and developing your knowledge
DBS checked (or willing to be checked)
Available for interview
We provide further training, counselling services, breakfasts and lunches.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare. Posts advertised are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and are subject to police and enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks. If you do not hear from us, you have not been successful in your application.