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Higher Level Teaching Assistant




Talocher School, Talocher Farm, Monmouth, NP25 4DN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£21,000 - £25,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience


36 hours per week (term time only)

Job Advert Role Description

We require a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with exceptional behaviour management skills to deliver learning to a 6 year old boy, requiring high levels of support.  The lead practitioner will manage the day to day work of a Teaching Assistant.  It is essential that the post holder has extensive practical experience and understanding of traumatised young people experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Duties and skills required:-

  • A broad range of strategies for identifying triggers, deescalating behaviour and managing significant behaviour incidents
  • Have the confidence and ability to work with our young people on and offsite 
  • Flexible and agile as the young persons needs may change frequently and these needs should be met by implementing change
  • Hold a full driving licence for at least three years.

Your Benefits:

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

Talocher school part of the Priory Group is a specialist schools for up to 55 girls and boys aged 7 to 19 with social, emotional and mental health, ASC and/or a range of complex learning and communication difficulties.

The school provides a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment for young people who are unable to attend mainstream education because of their additional learning needs.

Subject to volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

Division DBS info


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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