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Teaching Assistant

Reference

PRI54013

Location

Sketchley School, Manor Way, Sketchley, Burbage, LE10 3HT

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£9.26 per hour / £15,908.68 per annum

Hours

37.5 hrs per week

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed staff in the sector.

Our Sketchley School sites provide specialist education for young people aged 8-19 with high functioning autism. Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.

We are now looking for Teaching Assistants to join us at Sketchley Hall, Burbage, where our youngest students between 8-14 years of age are based. 

To join us at Teaching Assistant, you will have the ability to support student’s academic learning in an autism friendly way, as well as supporting wider behavioural and emotional needs.

You will also:

  • Share our passion for high aspiration and achievement for all
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have a good knowledge of autism and/or experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum
  • Be highly organised, adaptable and enthusiastic.

You must also hold a full driving licence as part of your role will be working off site with students engaging in curriculum activities, using school vehicles.

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

What we can offer you

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Division DBS info

References

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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.

Disclosure

Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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Job Description

Teaching_Assistant_JD.pdf

Closing Date

31/10/2021