Teaching Assistant / Higher Level / HLTA

  • Job Reference: AWDO-C5879
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2020
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Croydon, South London
  • Salary: £23,823 to £26,221
  • Bonus/Benefits: FTE (equates to £19,280 - £21,220 per annum)
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant who has HLTA status or substantial Teaching Assistant experience and is willing to undertake additional training to qualify as an HLTA, a caring, flexible and common-sense approach with a pro-active and can-do attitude is required for a fast-growing Multi Academy Trust based in Croydon, South London.

The ideal candidate will be committed to working with students with a wide range of special educational needs including ASD, ADHD, hearing impairment, emotional, social and mental health needs, together with an interest and considerable expertise in supporting second language learners. 

 

SALARY: £23,823 - £26,221 FTE (equates to £19,280 - £21,220 per annum)

LOCATION: Croydon, South London

JOB TYPE: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract, Full-Time, 37.25 Hours per Week Working Term Time Only

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once you’ve applied, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who has HLTA status or substantial Teaching Assistant experience, a caring, flexible and common-sense approach with a pro-active and can-do attitude.

Working as the Higher Level Teaching Assistant you will join a school that is committed to giving all children an engaging and enriching educational experience. The school has an ethos which is based on three pillars: Educational Excellence, Spiritual Insight and Character Formation.  The school has special focus on Performing Arts and Mathematics whilst offering a broad and balanced curriculum based firmly on the National Curriculum and the EYFS framework.

As the Higher Level Teaching Assistant you will be an innovative and inspirational person who puts the welfare and progress of children at the centre of everything you do and are able to support the students in reaching their full potential.

The successful candidate will show commitment to working to support and enhance the school’s spiritual ethos and will enjoy a challenge and be able to motivate and improve a growing school.  In return you will join a committed and motivated staff team in an attractive working environment with great opportunities for professional development.

 

DUTIES

As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant your duties and responsibilities include –

Working under the direction and within an agreed system of supervision from a qualified teacher:

  • Undertake work and responsibilities in line with the Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Contribute to planning, preparing and delivery of agreed work and support programmes to individual or groups of pupils
  • Advance pupils learning in a range of classroom settings, including working with whole classes where the assigned Teacher is not present
  • Under an agreed system of direction and supervision carry out timetabled PPA cover for Teachers
  • Use behaviour management strategies in line with the schools’ policy and procedures, which contribute to a purposeful learning environment
  • Be responsible for the allocation of duties and the training of other Teaching Assistants
  • Promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • HLTA status or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Experience of working with relevant age group within a learning environment
  • Experience of working with children with additional learning needs
  • Excellent level of literacy and numeracy skills or qualifications to NVQ level 2 English and Maths
  • Specialist training in relevant learning strategies in appropriate curriculum or learning area
  • Experience of general clerical work/administrative work
  • Able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to successfully complete first aid training as required
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Good working knowledge of national curriculum
  • An ability to understand the principles of child development and learning processes and in particular barriers to learning
  • Good understanding of child development and learning processes and able to observe, monitor and provide constructive feedback on pupils progress
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies and codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • Understand range of support services and other agencies as appropriate
  • Ability to plan effective actions for pupils at risk of underachieving
  • Ability to provide necessary personal care to children
  • Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning
  • High degree of energy, resilience and enthusiasm
  • Ability to understand the role of parents and carers in pupils learning and demonstrate ability to liaise with them sensitively and effectively
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements within a school setting is desirable
  • Commitment to professional development, learning and development to improve own practice/knowledge

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

The school want to make sure they are attracting the widest possible range of people to the school and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means the school will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics. Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Any appointment subsequently made, for the Higher Level Teaching Assistant position, will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

 

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once you’ve applied, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-C5879

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