Higher Level Teaching Assistant in Darwen, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • Darwen
  • Posted 2 months ago

The Aurora Group


Woodlands School

Location: Darwen, Lancashire

Salary: £13.14 – £14.34 per hour

Hours: 40 hours per week, Term time only

The Aurora Group

The Aurora Woodlands School is an ‘Good’ rated innovative provider of education and care, supporting young boys aged 10 – 19 with complex needs typically related to Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and other conditions.

We’re currently looking for an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join us at our beautiful woodlands surrounded school in Darwen.

The purpose of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant is to support the Class Teacher with all elements of the day to day running of the class and to teach whole classes, groups and individual lessons in consultation with the Class Teacher on a regular basis across a range of classes.

The role / key duties

As our Higher Level Teaching Assistant; your role will be to assist in providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and sensory experiences through the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum to a small classroom of ASD and SEMH students, aged 11-16, to enable them to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning.

To facilitate this, you’ll be expected to know and understand the Class Teacher’s curriculum planning and to plan, prepare and deliver assigned programmes of teaching and learning activities to individual, small groups and/or classes modifying and adapting activities as necessary within agreed systems of supervision.

Additionally you’ll support the day to day running of classes across the school and take the lead in the absence of a Class teacher, and assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment.

Naturally, you will take responsibility for ensuring a high standard of personal care for the pupils, carefully monitoring the health and well-being of the pupils informing the care staff, medical staff and any other relevant professionals of any concerns.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Skills and Qualifications:

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate –

  • The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma or equivalent Level 4 qualification is required

  • GCSE pass above C (or 4 in the new GCSE system) in English and Maths

  • Relevant knowledge and experience of pupils with SEN, SLD/PMLD, ADHD and ASD

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures

  • Experience of managing a range of approaches to behaviour, including managing behaviours that challenge.

  • Able to work within the parameters of the physical demands of the job role.

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box – discounts off hundreds of high street retailers and restaurants

Please see the following link to take a tour of our school – Woodlands Virtual Tour

For more information on this position please contact Karen in the recruitment team: [email protected]

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

Job ID: 2023-3772

External Company URL: https://www.the-aurora-group.com/

Address Line 1: The Woodlands

Post End Date: 28/04/2023

Work from home: No

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