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TEACHING ASSISTANT - SEMH
Fixed term until 31st August 2022, part-time (32.5 hours per week) 8.30am – 3.30pm (Monday to Friday), term time only to start as soon as possible.
VTG6 Scale Point 15-18 starting salary £18,250 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £13,711 per annum) + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package
Venturers Trust is an emerging Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol formed through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust in September 2017. Comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school the Trust has 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.
The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.
We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant with experience of working with children with Social Emotional Mental Health needs. The successful candidate will have to be able to think and deliver high quality support using their own initiative when working on a 1:1 basis as well as having time as part of a class team. You need to be able to create resources and adapt materials with the pupil’s interests in mind so pupils will be engaged in learning plans suggested by the Class Teacher, Inclusion Manager and outside agencies. You will be expected to implement suggestions and strategies, monitor the learning plan and be responsive to pupils needs with flexibility, sensitivity and an awareness of the skills needed to effectively support pupils. Experience with Thrive or other social emotional development strategies is desirable.
In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.
The successful candidate will have:
• GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and maths (or equivalent qualifications).
• NVQ Level 2 or equivalent relevant to a Teaching Assistant role
• Recent and relevant professional development.
• Experience of working effectively supporting children in a learning environment.
• Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and barriers to learning.
Closing date: Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 9:00. Interviews: TBC
Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.
The Kingfisher School is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.