Teaching Assistant / HLTA, Beckenham, Kent

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The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital SchoolBeckenham, Kent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Teaching Assistant / HLTA – Unique hospital setting working with friendly, professional and dedicated team.  

Permanent, full time, term time only

Salary Range:   

TA:         Term Time Only (TTO) £18,701 to £21,720. 

HLTA:    Term Time Only (TTO) £20,108 to £24,279.  

Hours of work 8.45 a.m to 4.45 p.m. (36 hours per week)  

The Bethlem and Maudsley is an outstanding Hospital School. 

We work with pupils aged 4 – 19 who are patients of the Bethlem and Maudsley psychiatric hospitals. The pupils come from local, regional, national areas and beyond. We support pupils’ continued learning and their successful reintegration. We complement the hospitals’ focus on recovery by seeking to minimise the future impact of admission.   

You will be required to work at both the Bethlem and Maudsley sites of the school, but primarily based at the Bethlem site of the school, Beckenham, Kent in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The PICU is a new service which will provide mental health care and treatment for pupils who need a secure environment whilst they recover.  For these vulnerable pupils the aim will be to prepare them to return to education in one of the open psychiatric wards and eventually to their school or college. As TA/HLTA you will be mainly working with 13-19 year old students.    

We require a TA/HLTA who:  

  • has experience of providing support to individuals and groups of young people who may experience a range of challenges to their learning; 
  • has achieved or is capable of rapidly gaining HLTA status. 
  • Based at the Bethlem Hospital, Beckenham, but must be willing to work at the school`s other site at the Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell.   

Informal discussion: 

Prospective applicants are welcome to telephone the Headteacher, John Ivens, Maarten Crommelin, Deputy Headteacher, or Philippa Levy, Assistant Headteacher on  0208 777 1897 for an informal discussion about the post.    

Please send completed applications to the school and mark for the attention of John Ivens, or alternatively,  email to office@maudsley-bethlemhospital.southwark.sch.uk. 

Download an application pack at www.bethlem-maudsleyschool.org.uk

Visit date:  Wednesday 20th June 2018 at 4.30pm or Tuesday 26th June at 4.30pm

Closing date:  Thursday 28th June 2018 at noon 

Interview date:  Tuesday 10th July 2018  

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Our recruitment processes follow the guidance in the DfE document Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education.  All staff will be required to undertake a disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.  All posts are subject to pre-employment checks and references will be sought.  We are an Equal Opportunities employer.



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More about The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Beckenham Site, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8777 1897