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CAMHS Teaching Assistant




Chelmsford Hospital School (CAMHS)

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


Up to £18,500 per annum


37.5 hours a week

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant for a fixed term, 5 month Maternity Cover contract.

This post is likely to suit an individual with previous experience in a school environment as either a Teaching Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Teacher wishing to work as a TA, who is comfortable working in Key Stage 3 and 4.  Experience with Post-16 support is also desirable.  Secure knowledge and strong support skills in Maths and English up to GCSE is essential.

The TA will be expected to:

  • Support the activities of all curriculum areas in the classroom
  • Work with individuals and groups to support their learning in a variety of subjects, including the school's bespoke programmes
  • Provide for the general welfare and pastoral care of children, including leading our Induction into School
  • Be self-motivated and liaise with members of staff throughout the school, working effectively as a member of the team
  • Provide administration support essential to the smooth running of the school, including liaising with a number of external stakeholders and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Be confident in the use of standard admin systems eg. Microsoft Word, Excel etc.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream, specialist education or community provision who are looking to move into a hospital specialist setting.

If you have relevant experience, then why not contact our Head of School, Clare Drury, for an informal chat on 01245 244711.  Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Closing date is Friday 20th November 2020, with interviews to be held the following week.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Chelmsford Hospital School is an independent co-educational day school for young people aged 11 to 18 with mental health problems. Our students are all inpatients of the CAMHS unit at The Priory Hospital Chelmsford, based in Springfield, Chelmsford.  We have a team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who deliver education to all young people at the hospital, where the school is based.

It is our intention that every student develops their courage, determination and skills as a learner, so they can re-engage confidently with their education on discharge. We liaise with mainstream schools and colleges and each young person has an individualised curriculum plan in each subject area, with progress being closely monitored.  Our school offers a broad based academic and enrichment curriculum, with specialist teaching spaces, teaching technologies and substantial grounds around our buildings.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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