Paid weeks per year: 47.15 (inclusive of holiday entitlement)
Actual salary £15,845 - £16,162
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.25am to 3.15pm (45 minute unpaid break per day)
Start date: January 2023
The SEND department at Hove Park School is looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant to join our SEND team to support students with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs.
About the role
As an experienced Teaching Assistant in this area, you will possess a commitment for inclusion, a passion for overcoming barriers to learning and a belief that through working with children and young people we can maximise their potential to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. You will show initiative, good communication skills and an aptitude for supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities.
We operate a system of key workers, where a member of the team has a small group of students for whom they are the main SEND point of contact and we try to get to know the whole student and establish a positive, productive working relationship. Staff will lead and attend PEP meetings for students and liaise closely with teachers regarding support strategies.
The successful candidate will understand that ASC is a spectrum, meaning that the needs of individuals are also on a spectrum and will not be identical.
Also, desirable will be relevant experience in supporting students with a range of needs including: ASC, (Autism and Social Communication difficulties), speech and Language needs, SpLD (Dyslexia/Dyspraxia), ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attachment issues resulting from adverse childhood experiences and English as an Additional Language (EAL).
Closing date: 8am, Wednesday 4th January 2023
Interview date: To be confirmed
How to apply: Completed application forms accepted by email direct to the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01273 082826
Hove Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Hove Park School celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from all areas of our
community as we aim to have a staff body that is representative of our socially, culturally and
ethnically diverse student population.
We are committed to the progression of the individual and therefore to support this position we
will provide relevant in-house and certified training to help you develop and achieve success in
We take the wellbeing of our staff seriously and offer many staff benefits such as an onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, local government pension scheme as well as other initiatives developed by our wellbeing team.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.