Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Community School

Location: Saxmundham, Calderdale, Dudley, Thorpe le Soken, Sowerby Bridge
Salary: £18,000 – £21,000 D.O.E
Hours: 37.5 per week (Term time only)
Closing Date: Ongoing

Compass Community Schools are friendly and successful education provisions supporting vulnerable children aged 11 – 16 yrs.

All of our established schools are graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and form part of a strong, multiagency and therapeutic approach which provides education for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, challenging behaviours and other associated learning and attachment-based needs. You will be part of a team which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential, and aspirations for both students and staff are very high. The work we do is both varied and challenging, and we form a cornerstone of a triangulated approach which places the child at the centre of education, care and therapeutic intervention.

We offer:

  • Generous salary
  • Continual professional development and further career opportunities
  • An opportunity to be directly involved in the curricular and wider development of the school
  • Excellent Induction Package
  • On-going mentoring and coaching
  • A very supportive and widely experienced team.
  • Opportunity for continuous development within a leadership role
  • A very supportive and widely experienced team.
  • Specialist therapeutic training opportunities

The right candidate will have:

  • Good GCSEs in English and Maths as a minimum.
  • Experience supporting children with SEMH difficulties and a variety of SEND.
  • Experience facilitating and delivering interventions, small group sessions and 1:1 sessions.
  • The ability/willing to support and/or deliver a variety of subjects.
  • Strong and consistent classroom and behaviour management skills and the ability to work with challenging pupils with a wide range of emotional- and attachment-needs.
  • Emotional resilience and be motivated by challenge.
  • Experience or willingness to deliver vocational subjects such as BTEC, Functional Skills or ELC.
  • The desire to progress professionally within a nationally expanding child focused service.
  • The desire to be engaged in all aspects of school life from the academic to the pastoral.
  • A passion to make a real difference to the education and lives of young people.
  • A drive to facilitate progress and growth though the building and modelling of positive and supportive relationships.
  • The ability to be reflective, dynamic and creative in their practice and a willing to work within the Compass Community values and ethos.

Compass Community is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services. CVs will not be accepted for this role.


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