Teaching Assistant, Kent

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Medway Green SchoolKent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £18,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Teaching Assistant

Location:          Medway Green School, Rochester, Kent.

Salary:             £18,000 dependent on experience

Hours:              8.30am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent 

This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference!  

About the School:

Medway Green School is part of Acorn Care and Education and is a new independent special school based in Wouldham, Kent.  At the present time the school is registered to cater for up to 32 students aged 5 -11 with an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition and ADHD.  Phase 2 of our development is already in progress and we aim to be registered for up to 50 students aged 5 – 16 by autumn 2020. 

About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group. 

Who we are looking for?

We are looking to add to our small but rapidly growing team by recruiting an enthusiastic and committed TA who is passionate about working with young people with Special Educational Needs and can help us make a positive impact on our young people, helping them to achieve their full potential. This is an exciting time to become part of our organisation as we look to further expand and reach our goal of becoming an outstanding provision for vulnerable young people in Kent and Medway.    

We are seeking to recruit an empathetic and passionate individual who:

  • Has a passion and commitment to supporting vulnerable young people.
  • Ideally has some knowledge or experience of working with young people.
  • Is willing to work as part of a team.
  • Is patient, resilient, calm and composed.
  • Is flexible and adaptable.
  • Has GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and mathematics
  • Has strong ICT skills
  • Is committed to developing themselves personally and professionally. 

This post is for 37.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year (term time only plus staff development days)

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Medway Green School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.

In Joining Acorn Care and Education, you will be joining a family of over 20 schools and 19 residential care homes. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.  We invest extensively in our staff and there are many opportunities to develop your skills further and progress your career.

If you wish to explore this vacancy further and arrange a tour or an informal conversation with the Head teacher, please contact the Head teacher using the contact details on this page.

Acorn Care and Education is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

More about Medway Green School
Type: Special Needs
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 14 years
Address: School Lane, Wouldham, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3GE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1204 558057

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