Teaching Assistant
Outcomes First Group
Stowmarket, GB
4d ago

About the Role

Are you looking to start a career in education? Do you want to make an invaluable difference to young people with special educational needs?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our supportive environment at Wetheringsett Manor School.

As a TA, you will be responsible for safeguarding the young people and making sure they are healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible.

You will assist in their learning by offering companionship and support, whilst ensuring their physical, mental and emotional needs are met.

You will be required to prepare learning materials under the supervision of the teachers and to participate in learning activities.

The TA will also be required to liaise with parents and staff with regards to the wellbeing of the young people.

This role involves working with young people who have complex behaviour associated with their learning needs. You will be trained to deescalate these situations and put in place pro-active strategies to avoid similar situations in future.

Who we are looking for?

As a dedicated Special Educational Needs school, we require a person who has a clear motivation for working with young people with complex needs.

We do not necessarily require you to be experienced as full training and support will be provided. However, you will need to be compassionate, enthusiastic, reliable and resilient.

The ideal candidate should work well within a team, be able to organise and plan a workload, communicate effectively and be prepared to work with varying types of difficulties.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide a safe, caring and healthy environment where the children can thrive and develop their independence
  • Promote and celebrate diversity
  • Safeguard all children and support them with their individual and personal needs
  • Support and facilitate the learning of students
  • To follow school policy and procedures for recording and reporting
  • Please see the Job description for further responsibilities.

    Why work for us?

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team
  • Continuous professional development and training
  • Internal Promotion
  • Your Wellbeing Matters The ability to speak to a councillor for support regarding your mental health.
  • Employee Rewards Hub An app which offers high-street discounts, hints and tips.
  • The position is due to commence in January 2021 ( subject to approved reference / DBS checks). If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the recruitment team on 01204 558055 or email us at recruitment acorncare.co.uk

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