Do you love working with children?
Drumbeat School is currently recruiting ‘As and When’ Teaching Assistants.
This is an exciting time to join the school. We offer a great place to work. We have an exciting curriculum, a great staff team and provide lots of support, guidance, friendship and fun for all our staff. We are looking for someone who can come in as and when we need them to work.
Drumbeat is a state of the art special school for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from 4 to 19. Drumbeat is more than a school, it is a hub for (ASD) support for Lewisham. It takes a leading role in the provision of outreach support for children (and their families) in mainstream schools and Early Years Centres.
We are continually striving to develop our work with our pupils, parents and carers, the local community and the schools we provide specialist support though our Outreach team and the training we offer. The school is committed to being a Centre of Excellence. The vision for Drumbeat is for its staff to work in transdisciplinary ways - professionals working together seamlessly to meet the needs of the child or young person, putting the child and family at the centre. Drumbeat's work is progressive, innovative and creative, with a 21st century pedagogy that puts children and young people's needs at the heart of everything it does.
What qualities are we looking for? An experienced Teaching Assistant with experience of Autism. English and Maths qualification at GCSE level or above. Excellent communication skills, innovative, creative practitioner, experience of special educational needs, flexibility and reliability, high levels of motivation, imagination and enthusiasm to promote strong and effective teamwork. What can we offer you - a challenge! Brilliant students, ambitious working environment and school community. Excellent CPD opportunities, creative collaboration, cutting edge research. Staff benefits include season ticket loans, bicycle loans and childcare vouchers etc. Highly professional staff team to support within the classrooms. Supportive and positive leadership team.
Drumbeat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child and young people and expects all staff and staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and Debarring check. Drumbeat is an equal opportunities employer. If you have lived or worked abroad for more than three months since you were 18 you will need to apply to the country where you lived for a police check. We will help you do this but you will need to pay any costs.
The view the job description, person specification and to apply for this position, please visit the TES https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/-1061369 . We only accept online applications, you will need to register on the TES website to apply.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing date for applications is the Sunday 22nd April Interviews will be held the week commencing 30th April 2018
Please note CVs will not be accepted for this position.
Application forms should be submitted on line. We welcome visits to the school. Please contact Sarah Mays on 020 8461 9660 to arrange this.