Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Telford, Shropshire
£18,777 - £20,325 per annum
15 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
Education, Schools
Contract Type
Full time

The Linden Centre

Higher Level Teaching Assistant at The Linden Centre Secondary

£18,777 - £20,325 per annum

Scale 5

37 hours per week, term time only plus one week

The Linden Centre Secondary is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, inspirational and innovative HLTA to join their team of specialist staff in November 2019.  The team support children in KS3-4 who are presenting challenging behaviours which are preventing them from settling effectively to learning.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to improving outcomes for these children and to supporting families and other professionals. The person will have dedicated periods of teaching, learning, assessment and nurture to support children and young people. This will include supporting learning in other subjects as well as assessing both the learning and social/emotional needs of the learners, supporting interventions and therapeutic workshops.  Experience in recently working within an educational setting is essential and experience in a pastoral element and managing challenging behaviour is preferred, although it is not essential.

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

  • Confident ability to teach a small class of children in a range of subjects including SEMH.
  • Evidence of commitment to continued professional and personal development.
  • Understanding of the issues relating to the achievement and inclusion of children
  • A working knowledge of policies and practice relating to vulnerable learners.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equalities and Inclusion.
  • Understanding of child protection/safeguarding issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, both orally and in writing.
  • High level of inter-personal skills including the ability to relate well to people from a variety of social, cultural, educational, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain written records of initial assessments and other relevant records.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Confident when working with and managing children and young people.
  • Self-directed and well organised with the ability to effectively manage time and workload to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work constructively as part of a team and establish productive working relationships with others.
  • Good timekeeper, reliable and punctual.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Personal Specification