Teaching Assistant, St. Helens

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Crossley Manor SchoolSt. Helens
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15000 pa
Contract term: Permanent

Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life. 

Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.

Elysium Healthcare has a network of over 40 services strategically placed across England and Wales. 

Our Teaching Assistant role involves:  

  • Support for pupils
  • To develop a knowledge of a range of learning support needs and to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the pupils to be supported
  • To supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Taking into account the learning support involved, to aid the pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own.
  • To establish a constructive relationship with the pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children
  • To set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • To provide the necessary pastoral care to enable children to feel secure and happy;
  • To provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.

Support for teachers

  • Assist with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and planning of a suitable programme of support for pupils;
  • Monitor pupil’s responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback about the children to the teacher
  • Contribute to the maintenance of children’s progress records
  • Participate in the evaluation of the support programme
  • Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy, and encourage children to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of children’s work
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching Support for the Curriculum
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Undertake intervention programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, recording achievement and progress, and feeding back to the teacher
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of equipment/resources required to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activities to support the delivery of an enriched curriculum.

Support for the school

  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the roles of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Where appropriate develop a relationship to foster links between home and school

To be successful as a Teaching Assistant, you’ll need:

  • Level 3 qualification in a Teaching Assistant (or related) subject
  • Training in de-escalation techniques (Team Teach) and behaviour management (desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Numeracy and literacy skills
  • Leadership and team skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
  • The ability to be assertive, persuasive and an effective facilitator
  • Strong negotiating, administration and time management skills
  • Experience of working within a similar environment (desirable)
  • Experience of working within a similar role

About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment) 
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) 
  • Free meals while on duty 
  • Employee Assistance Services 
  • Continuous learning and development 
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development 
  • Voluntary Benefits

All applications must be on the school’s application form, please email completed applications to Jayne Barrow jayne.barrow@elysiumhealthcare.co.uk 

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