Teaching Assistant (SEMH/Behaviour)
Are you a resilient, nurturing person and looking for a new Challenge?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to work in an independent, specialist residential and day school on the outskirts of the Lancaster and North Yorkshire Boarder. The school provides high quality education and care for children between the ages of 7-18 years old and opens 52 weeks of the year. The school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with Social, Emotional and Behaviour difficulties, alongside a range of other associated conditions which can hinder academic progress.
The primary provision ensures that a nurturing environment and extensive therapeutic support allows an effective transition to a secondary school that boasts a broad curriculum and impressive vocational offer. The schools commitment to delivering a truly ‘full offer’ enables young people to succeed. The staff celebrate the individuality of every young person and focus on developing their talents
The role is to start at the beginning on February and will include working Monday to Friday, 8:30am until 4:00pm.
The role will include:
- Carrying out a range of duties, supporting all elements of learning from basic life skills through to academic achievement and personal development.
- Supporting every child with their individualised approach to ensure that each of them has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe learning environment.
- You will be passionate about making a difference and be able to demonstrate you are creative, patient and adaptive with good numeracy and literacy skills.
- Promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and British values within the PSHE policy across the whole school.
- Promoting and encourage independence and personal development and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times and support in the achievement of this.
Essential qualities for all applicants include:
- The ability to use a flexible approach and a variety of techniques to enable disaffected students to access a personalised curriculum to meet their needs
- Effective communication skills
- The ability to be understanding, calm and supportive
- Energy, patience, enthusiasm and a sense of humour
- An ability to work flexibly and respond to change
- A commitment to inclusive practices and the emotional resilience to manage a wide-range of student issues
- A commitment to working in partnership with parents, mainstream teachers and outside agencies
- Team Teach Trained is desirable not essential
If you are ambitious and highly motivated by the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people then we can offer you an unparalleled opportunity to be part of our academies exciting journey.
Justteachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.