Position: Teaching Assistant
Location: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border
Salary: £8.86- £10.94 per hour depending on experience and qualifications
Hours: 40 hours week, Term Time only
Closing Date: 30th November with interviews week commencing 2nd December
The Aurora Meldreth Manor School
Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities including ASD. We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our school team in Meldreth Manor School.
The school shares the site with Meldreth Manor Children’s Home and a young adult transitional centre, Orchard Manor. It is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound redevelopment that will provide contemporary living and learning environments for young people with complex needs. The investment in both the infrastructure and our people will transform Meldreth into one of the leading education and care services in the UK
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
You will be crucial in supporting students with their learning, development and progress in all areas of the curriculum within a range of learning contexts including the classroom, the local environment and within the community
- Helping young people with a range of needs, including PMLD, complex medical conditions and autism to achieve their educational and personal goals
- Supporting an environment that fosters equality, diversity and the rights of all young people to be seen as learners and be treated with respect
- Placing an emphasis on support and empowerment of young people
- Developing a greater understanding of disability issues and the values of Aurora and demonstrating these in the work
- Providing high quality support in all aspects of the work
- The role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care routines.
Qualifications & Experience:
- To be willing and able to work towards getting any relevant qualifications, attending training and to take responsibility for your own development.
- Be able to adapt your communication style and be able to develop skills to suit the needs of the children and young people you are working with
- Be able and willing to support students in the water during swimming or hydrotherapy activities
- Able to work supportively as a team member and confidentially when working independently, within a range of settings
- Able to understand, interpret and deliver effective education and care and support plans based on a needs led approach
- Learning Support qualification/Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent
- Experience of supporting disabled individuals in a paid or voluntary capacity
- Experience of working with students on the autism spectrum
- Experience of working with students who may communicate by using behaviour which is considered challenging
Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:
- Life assurance
- Pension plan
- Perk Box- offering high street discounts
- Employee assistance programme
- Paid holiday
- Fully funded training and qualifications
This role will suit a personable, compassionate and dedicated person looking to develop both personally and professionally within an educational role.
For more information, please call Annie from the Recruitment Team or email
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.
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