Location : Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Salary : £18,500 - £19,500
The Compass Community School Vicarage Park is an innovative new provider for 8-18-year-old pupils with Special Educational Needs located in Stottesdon. We are a small special school, which provides a personalised education for up to 12 pupils with severe complexity of needs, primarily learning disabilities but also associated health or physical disabilities, and other behaviours which challenge. We strive to deliver a holistic education experience which helps children develop personal qualities, which are valued in British society such as thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, and self-respect.
We are currently seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to join our team of professionals. It all starts with you!
About the role
As our SEN Teaching Assistant your role will be to support high quality, challenging and personalised educational activities and sensory experiences through supporting the teacher in delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum to a small classroom of ASD and LD students, aged 8-18, to enable them to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning. TA may be supporting teachers in the classroom, working with children 1:1, managing classroom resources, taking children on trips and visits, having their lunch with children who might require their support, managing heightened behaviours and keeping children safe, playing games, making amazing displays, celebrating success and being part of therapy sessions. Naturally, you will take responsibility for implementing school policies and practices, including those relating to safeguarding and equality of opportunity and will be expected to work in partnership with all school staff, parents, carers and other agencies in providing for the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of students and their families. Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.
The successful candidate will have:
· Experience of working with young people with LD, ASD and complex needs
· Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures
· Ability to create and maintain nurturing relationships with young people
· Experience of managing a range of approaches to learning, to include the students with anxiety and ASD/SEMH
· Knowledge of strategies and visual teaching methods to engage reluctant learners important.
· A flexible approach and a high level of creativity
· Full training and continued support
· Life assurance and flexible pension
· Enhanced occupational sickness scheme
· Car lease scheme
· Bike to work scheme
· Employee benefit service with access to wellbeing services,
· Salary sacrifice schemes,
· High street vouchers,
· Free parking
The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.