Teaching Assistant, Lewisham

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Drumbeat School and ASD ServicesLewisham

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 4 £22,218 - £23,610 pro rata for 39 weeks per year – approximately £17,602.00
Contract term: Permanent

The Role 

Drumbeat School is currently recruiting Teaching Assistants for our Downham and Brockley sites. The positions are for our Teaching Assistant pool and will work in class teams, support classes with interventions, one to one support and long term sickness cover.  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. 

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. 

To view the job description and person specification please visit the vacancies page on our school website or download the attached document. 

Closing date for applications is the 19th September 2017

Interviews will be held the week commencing 25th September 2017 

Please note CVs will not be accepted for this position.   

Please apply online. To arrange to visit the school please contact Sarah Mays on 020 8698 9738 or by email to HR@drumbeat.lewisham.sch.uk Please see out school website for further details and more positions www.drumbeatasd.org

Job location

More about Drumbeat School and ASD Services
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: Downham Site, Roundtable Road, Downham, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5LE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86989738
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