Higher Level Teaching Assistant / HLTA

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P9012
  • Date Posted: 11 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Five Rivers
  • Location: Orpington, South East London
  • Salary: £21,000 to £24,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits (See Below)
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Your Teaching career with Five Rivers Child Care starts here. We are looking for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) to join our school in Orpington, South East London. As the Higher Level Teaching Assistant / HLTA you will be working with an experienced team and in a culture where children are respected, listened to, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

​​As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant / HLTA ​your day will be varied and interesting where you will be supporting our teachers by assisting in the classrooms or out in the community, whilst following a flexible structure and supporting our children and young people to unlock their passion for learning.

1 ACE (Another Chance Education) is our alternative education provision, which works with children and young people who struggle in their formal or specialised education settings. We offer education on an outreach basis or within one of our Ofsted registered a school.

As the Higher Level Teaching Assistant / HLTA you will be working within a Trauma informed practice model where we can support and ​follow a therapeutic practice.

​Our leadership team will invest in your progression as a professional in the Education sector. Not only do we source and deliver up to date training opportunities, but we also prioritise and discuss your personal development goals to ensure you’re getting the most out of your career. We know how important it is that we look after you, so you can look after the children who need you, and that’s one of the key reasons we were named Employer of the Year at the National Children and Young People Awards 2021. ​

​Our young people may have had many adults come in and out of their lives, often adding to their trauma. Therefore, we are looking for committed and dedicated people that want to continue their career with a therapeutically based organisation and leading alternative education provision.



​​Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise who have been turning children’s lives around since 1989.

We offer a range of supportive, safe environments for children and young people whom mainstream and other school settings have not worked. Our Ofsted registered and rated independent schools around England offer a range of academic, vocational, SEN and disabilities (SEND) options.

Our Team at Clannad House School - Orpington

Clannad House school is a small, intimate, calm, and well-organised learning environment that creates a safe nurturing atmosphere in which pupils can learn, work and play. It is the education arm of a tripod integrated service provided by Five Rivers Childcare which includes residential, clinical and education.

We are based in Orpington, South East London and our children are aged between 8-17 with SEMH needs. Our school provides a broad-based curriculum that supports the growth and development of the whole child.

The Clannad family is a warm and welcoming one, with a small team of vibrant, energetic, and happy staff who are passionate about delivering good quality education in a bespoke, therapeutic, and trauma-informed manner to our children.

If you are an enthusiastic, passionate, and fun-loving person who seeks to join a dynamic and exciting team, look no further…Clannad school is the place for you.


As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant / HLTA your working hours will be:

  • Term Time, this goes in line with the local authority
  • Our full-time hours are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 08:30am -16:30pm
  • The role is full time over 5 days per week, however if you would like the opportunity for part time or compressed hours, we would be happy to speak to you about this.

Why Five Rivers?

  • On-going training and learning through our Learning & Development Team​
  • We are committed to your development – we hold a Gold Investors in People Award
  • Simply Health Medical Cash Back Scheme​
  • Perk Box High Street Discounts​
  • Ongoing training and support from in-house and external trainers​
  • Employee Support Programmes
  • Enhanced company pension scheme (4% employer contribution)
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • Long service and recognition scheme



As the Higher Level Teaching Assistant / HLTA you will have the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Good written and IT skills
  • Able to communicate with children, colleagues, and external customers
  • Able to actively listen to others
  • NQTS or QTS registration
  • Valid Driving Licence – this is essential for this role
  • Have the Right to Work in the UK


If you have experience working within a specialist education provision or simply have the passion to make a difference, we would love to hear from you!

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer.





APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates will be required to complete an Application Form, which we will send out in a separate email. Please keep an eye out for our email.


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