As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Dovetree School, 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.
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.
Dovetree School is our brand new school catering for up to 50 boys and girls, aged between 8 and 18. Like all of our schools, Dovetree offers state of the art learning resources and well equipped environments. Our onsite Vocational Centre gives students the opportunity to develop skills and hands on experience in a variety of subjects, such as Construction, Hair & Beauty and Motor Vehicle. Our young people are supported in small class sizes, by well qualified and experienced staff, to help them realise their full potential.
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%), Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. 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 Laura Kilsby – Senior Administrator on 01455 243918.
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.
For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.