Teaching Assistant

Posted 21 September by New Forest Care Ltd
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Teaching Assistant

Location: Positions in Hythe and Waterside Area, Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: £15,474 - £20,000 DOE
Hours: 40 hours, fulltime, terms times only

Due to our consistent expansion and growth we are now looking for a compassionate, experienced Teaching Assistant to join our team! If this sounds like you read on…

About the us:

New Forest Care is a private organisation of approximately 270 employees who provide high quality care to the young people who live within our 11 Children's Homes. All of our homes, crisis service unit and our school are graded as Outstanding/Good by Ofsted

New Forest School looks after students who are of either sex and between the ages of 7 and 19 years. They will have suffered severe early life trauma which has left them angry, let down and distrustful of adults.

The services offered by New Forest Care are unique within the residential, mental health, or educational child care fields. We build our bespoke services around the needs of the child as opposed to a 'one size fits all' approach. We believe that through appropriate assessment, daily treatment plans, education and care delivered by our highly experienced, committed and qualified teams, exceptional, positive outcomes for these young people will become the 'norm'.

Main duties of the role:

  • To provide classroom support to students and teachers
  • To intervene physically with our students, when required, using Team Teach trained techniques when de-escalation strategies have failed.
  • To support the aims and ethos of the school;
  • Setting a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance;
  • Attending all staff/curriculum and subject meetings as required;
  • To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures.
  • Inspire trust and confidence in students and colleagues;
  • Build team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom engage and motivate students;
  • To maintain good order and discipline among the students, safeguarding their health and safety;
  • Being proactive in matters of Health and Safety;
  • To organise and manage groups or individual students;
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking improve the quality of students' learning contribute to the school improvement / development planning and promote the learning priorities of the school SDP (School Development Plan);
  • Contribute to the development and / or implementation of school policies;
  • Use the performance management process to advance student learning and enhance professional practice in line with the school's aspirations and priorities;
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school.

Requirements for the role:

  • Experienced in working within the SEN sector or working with young people with SEN
  • Adaptable, resilient and have a desire to make a lasting difference to the lives of our very individual young people.
  • Effective communication skills and build good relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work as part of a team or on your own initiative
  • Full driving license - desirable

Benefits for the role:

  • Working Hampshire term times only
  • Full salary paid during all school holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Company pension scheme
  • Training provided

New Forest Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this position in this friendly, employee focussed company click on "APPLY" today and send an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

No agencies please

Required skills

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistance

Reference: 36170098

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