Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Wandsworth

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St Christopher's FellowshipWandsworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,256 - £22,726 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

At St Christopher’s Independent School, we are looking for a qualified or aspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistant to support our Senior Teacher in developing our new school, which is based in a children’s home for six 12-18 year olds who are in care.  

Candidates should:

  • Hold a GCSE in English and Maths of C grade or equivalent. A Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • Have significant experience of working with challenging students.
  • Knowledge or working practice in the education sector and/or schools/academies.
  • Be highly motivated with the ability to work on your own and as part of a team.
  • Have knowledge of different teaching styles to engage challenging students
  • Be able to use your own initiative and act as a positive role model to pupils.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection.
  • Attend relevant training courses as required.

You will be required to support the learning environment and the delivery of lessons both inside and outside the classroom. The ability to support core subjects of English, Maths and Science will be an advantage.

This rewarding role will suit someone with significant experience of working with young people who present challenging behaviours and knowledge of different teaching styles to engage challenging students. 

In return we offer:

  • £21,256 - £22,726 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. (Pro rata £25,852 - £27,652 per annum for a full-time, all year round appointment)
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
  • Industry Leading training programme children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy.
  • Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers.
  • Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
  • Discretionary Funding Training Programs.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career within our range of services. 

St Christopher’s Approach

At St Christopher’s Fellowship, Social Pedagogy is our core philosophy of care, drawing together theories and concepts from related disciplines such as sociology, psychology, education, philosophy, medical sciences and social work. Our use of social pedagogy centres on attachment theory and building positive relationships with young people to bring out their inner “diamond”.

We make sure our actions reflect our values. Working in this way allows us to build trust and empower people to do their best, whatever their role.

At St Christopher’s having the right people and investing in their development is crucial. Our Training Team, alongside the Home Managers, ensure that each member of staff has a detailed development plan that matches the work they do and equips them to be knowledgeable, creative, calm, supportive and confident in whatever situation comes their way.

Recruitment Process 

At St Christopher’s Fellowship we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of Children and Young People. We use applications forms to capture the essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements. Unfortunately, CVs will not be considered. Your application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria given in the Person Specification available on our website.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

For the full Job Description for this role and more detail about what will be required, please visit our website. Your application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria given in the Person Specification.

Closing date is Sunday 9th December.

Please bear in mind that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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