Teaching Assistant

Job Type:
Job Sector:
£10 to £13 per hour
Salary Description:
�10 - 13 per hour
Teaching Personnel
Job Ref:

September Start

Full time role working in an Newport Secondary schools alternative provision

Supporting emotionally vulnerable 12-16 year olds y ou MUST be able to drive and have access to a car

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, successful interviews will be held via microsoft teams or skype**

The headteacher of a large secondary school in Newport has asked us to find teaching assistant support in their off-site unit. This alternative provision are looking for a youth worker/teaching assistant to work with with highly vulnerable teenagers. The pupils are 12-16 years old and struggle with self esteem and confidence issues which impact them heavily. The pupils find it difficult to leave their homes and interact with other people, so this provision is a safe zone for them to learn and develop social skills.

To give you an indication of how sheltered these pupils are, some of them have never been on a bus or train. As your role develops, you will help them understand social interactions when making purchases at shops and coffee shops. These simple activities can be overwhelming to the pupils, but with some reassurance and guidance, they will hopefully gain some experience with everyday life.

The provision is set up in a base near the school campus as the kids struggle in mainstream school environments. As a result, there is a more casual atmosphere where you are not expected to discipline the pupils or lecture them. Preferably, you will help them talk through their issues and provide a safe place for them to escape to everyday. There are two classes which are made up of six pupils, one teacher and one teaching assistant.

The youth worker/teaching assistant role:

* September Start
* Permanent role based in Newport
* 5 days a week - Monday to Friday
* Good daily rate �10 per hour
* Varied role supporting pupils aged 12 - 16 years old

Essential criteria:

* You MUST be able to drive and have access to a car as you will need to collect lunches daily
* A calm and patient demeanour is necessary, you will need to reassure and build rapport
* Decent ability with numeracy and literacy. Some of the kids are high achievers so their needs are purely emotional
* Be adaptable and able to improvise last minute - a day can consist of cooking lessons, literacy and numeracy boosters, arts and crafts and exercise
* Be able to work between 9-4 everyday Mon-Fri

Desired backgrounds:

The head of the provision have said that anyone who struggled in schools themselves would be desirable, as they can showcase that there is more to life than school. Having experience home schooling is also desirable but not essential.

To ensure that you are successful in this role we offer extensive support and training. You must have an enhanced DBS and able to start in September.

If you are interested in this role then please apply today via the link!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced

Contact Details:
Teaching Personnel
Tel: 029 2066 0276
Contact: Lewis Ellis

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