Specialist Teaching Assistant

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary: £18,535 - £ 23,367 per annum (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Closing Date: 24 January 2022

Specialist Teaching Assistant

Working hours:  37.5 hours per week, 9am – 5pm

Salary: £18,535 - £ 23,367 per annum (dependent on experience and qualifications)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Teaching Assistant to join The Children’s Trust School. 

As a Specialist Teaching Assistant, you will report to the Class Teacher and your role will be to support an integrated and holistic approach to education, health and care. You will work under the direct supervision of an allocated Teacher / Senior Specialist Teaching Assistant; to support access to learning and provide general support to the Teacher, in the management of pupils learning opportunities. You will also assist the Teacher in providing relevant support for pupils with severe learning difficulties (SLD); profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD); and complex therapeutic, medical and health needs. The role is based within The Children’s Trust School, and you may be required to work in either a single class or a number of different classes, in order to meet the needs of all pupils.

You will possess a natural enthusiasm and passion for teaching and care, and will proactively support an already high performing team and you will need to have previous experience of working with pupils with severe learning difficulties; profound and multiple learning difficulties; and complex therapeutic, medical and health needs.

This is a chance for an outstanding candidate to make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of children and families.

For a copy of the job description please click HERE or contact the Recruitment & Compliance team on recruitment@thechildrenstrust.org.uk. If you would like to discuss the role please contact Elaine Lush, School Business & Admin Manager, on 01737 365 816 or email: elush@thechildrenstrust.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form MUST be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered.  As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process. 

Closing DateMonday 24th January 2022

Interview Date(s):  TBC

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. 

Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton and Epsom.

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include: free on-site parking; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.

The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. 

The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/about/statement-equity-diversity-Inclusion

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