Special Needs Teaching Assistant
- Reference: TABR1122
- Job Type: Full time
- Job Type: Contract
- Location: Chatham
- Start Date: January 2023 or sooner
- Duration: Permanent contract offered
- Working Hours: 31.8 hours per week, term time plus 5 Staff Development Days
- Holidays: Term Time Only
We are working in partnership with Bradfields Academy to recruit a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team.
Bradfields Academy based in Chatham, Medway, is a leading centre of excellence in the Special Education sector. We strive to ensure teaching is of a high standard and are extremely child focused, with a phenomenal team atmosphere; this is an ideal work opportunity for someone who is a proactive and dedicated team player.
We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant who is passionate and experienced working with students with complex needs and want to make a difference to the students’ lives.
You will be responsible for providing a dynamic range of support for students with a range of special educational needs both inside and out of the classroom. Students are aged from 4 – 19 years.
You will ensure all students can thrive and fully develop their social, cognitive and emotional skills, working alongside the teacher to be a role model and guide; to motivate and enable all students to achieve whilst having high expectations for the behavioural and intellectual development of each learner.
Within this position it is ideal if you are experienced and knowledgeable to work with learners with special needs; a relevant Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant certification and/or SEND qualifications would be advantageous from care or school work based experience. Previous experience working with moderate to complex learning difficulties within the 4 – 19 age range would be an advantage. You will have a great work ethic, patience and calming presence and keen to be involved in all aspects of the academy community.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable school-based experience for those seeking a career working with special needs and looking for a new challenge. Some staff have moved into teaching roles within our academy following training. If you are an outstanding individual who has the relentless drive, the ability to inspire and the resilience for a challenging but rewarding new opportunity please submit an application today.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced criminal record check via the DBS system (for Children & Vulnerable Adults). We are an equal opportunities employer.
Apex Education Recruitment are recruiting for and on behalf of Bradfields Academy. Please apply below with your CV and covering letter or call Apex Education Recruitment for more information.