Teaching Assistant (Support) JDQ: AAAE 5052

Fixed term in the first instance
30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Grade 5 £13,960 - £15,413

Blacon High School – More than a school

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support students with SEND to be able to access a mainstream classroom environment. This post is temporary for a year in the first instance. The post holder will be required to work with students who have complex SEND. As a team player, you will have relevant and recent experience which will support students to achieve their potential.

Candidates with a background in SEND or who have experience of working with students with complex needs are encouraged to apply. ELSA training would be an advantage but is not essential. For an exceptional candidate with the right level of skills and experience, the relevant job description (AAAE 5052) is accompanied.

The successful candidate will have a passion for working with children and experience of tailoring teaching and learning to successfully meet the child's needs. The appointed candidate will be required to work closely with the class teacher, SENCO and the child's family to support the child in their education. They will be approachable, dedicated, enthusiastic and flexible, demonstrate the ability to work as part of a hard working team and have experience in supporting children with social and emotional needs.

The post is SEND funded, therefore the contract is temporary, and linked to the needs of the child.

Further information relating to this role can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification and by visiting the School website at www.blaconhighschool.net. For an informal discussion with the Headteacher and the Head of Department, or to arrange a visit, please contact Tegan Whiteside.

Please apply using the online application form from the Cheshire West and Chester Council website. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. Email application queries to recruitment@blaconhigh.cheshire.sch.uk.

Blacon High School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th July 2022

Please note that interviews for this post will take place on Monday 11th July 2022

Vacancy Files

Application Closing Date

Tuesday 5th July 2022