Teaching Assistant

Chatten Free School, Witham
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Job Ref No. ECC0-12S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £16'142
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 06/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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No prior skills or qualifications needed. Passion and enthusiam is a must!! Do you want to have fun every day? Do you want to make a real difference to people's lives and be part of building something new and exciting? Do you want to work somewhere withexciting opportunities for professional development? Do you want to work somewhere where you are part of a supportive team (family) all working toward the same important goal?If you answered yes to the above then this is the job for you!!!

We are recruiting for people to start in September when we will be doubling in size!!!

We are Chatten Free School. A brand new, special needs provision in the heart of Essex.

NB: Teaching Assistants will be titled 'Tutor' at Chatten Free School and will have the increased responsibiltities, freedom to innovate and enhanced pay that come with the 'tutor' title.

***The stated salary is the actualtake home salary based on working in term time only and8:30-16:00 ***

Things that people have said they likeabout working at Chatten:

Team work within the school is excellent, been able to form a good relationship with all staff and discuss and make plans for pupils due to good relationships that have been established
Staff relationships with eachother in the room, everyone is honest and helpful
Team work and general good feeling around the school
Feeling like a team (a big family)

This is an exciting opportunity to join Chatten in our second year of opening, working hands on with the pupils in a fast-paced teaching assistantrole.

To learn more about what it's like to work here check out our 'work for us' video at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdvD1JHQL4&t=1s

We're looking for individuals with a passion for supporting children with learning difficulties, no direct experience or qualifications necessary, simply the drive and ambition to grow with us and enhance the lives of our pupils.

In order to succeed in this role you will need:

- the desire to learn something new and put this into practice

- to be flexible, adaptable and resilient

- a proactive and professional approach to work

- excellent written and oral communication skills

- the ability to play and actively engage with pupils

- to be a team player

You'll receive considerable specialised training and support in a range of important skills whilst having access to opportunities for professional development within our structure and opportunities to apply to complete real qualifications in relevant fields. More About the Teaching AssistantRole:

Teaching assistants will will work with the class lead/ teacher to help develop pupils, implementing an individualised curriculum. You will prepare resources for class and run pupil programmes and behaviour support plans that are engaging to pupils.

Responsibilities will include:

- Partaking in physically challenging aspects of learning programmes and behaviour support plans

- Collecting and analysing accurate data on both challenging behaviour and skill acquisition

- Setting new targets with the class lead/ teacher

- Updating student records

- Supporting dealing with challenging behaviour

- Supervising pairs or small groups of students encouraging independence, social play with their peers

- Reporting any safeguarding concerns to the safeguarding lead

- Assisting with the physical and self-care needs of the children and young adults

- Forming and maintaining positive and educationally productive relationships with the children and young adults of the school

Who are we?

We are a local authority funded special needs free school in the Witham (Essex) area working with pupils with severe autism and associated learning needs. Many of our pupils are pre-verbal and may display challenging behaviour. Our school is part of the Hope Learning Community (HLC) a fantastic group of SEND schools in Essex.

We believe that through a consistent and individualised curriculum, using effective and evidence-based learning techniques we can ensure that our pupils leave us as independent as possible and with life-long socially significant skills which will enable them to access the world around them in a rich and meaningful way.

If you think you have what it takes to join our team of teaching assistantsthen click 'apply' today - don't miss out, we'd love to hear from you!

Please be clear that Chatten Free School has a different term structure to many other schools - please see our website for more details.

Information about the School

We are a specialist day free school in Witham, Essex working with children and young people who are severely affected by their autism and associated learning difficulties. Our pupils are ages 4-19. Most of our pupils are pre-vocal or in the early stages of developing communicative skills.

We believe that through a consistent and individualised curriculum, using effective and evidence based learning techniques we can ensure that our pupils leave us as independent as possible and with life-long socially significant skills which will enable them to access the world around them in a rich and meaningful way.

Our primary vision for Chatten pupils is: Happiness, Independence and Respect.

We have high expectations of our pupils and believe that they can achieve great things. Our primary focus is to provide all our pupils with an effective form of communication which they can use throughout their lives. We also aim to teach them important tolerance, life and academic skills which will be functional in their real lives beyond school.

Chatten provision includes access to individualised curriculums based on input in the areas of; applied behaviour analysis (ABA), speech and language therapy (SALT), occupational therapy (OT) and qualified teacher (QTS) level educational interventions. We use evidence based interventions and monitor progress meticulously to ensure that methods are effective for the pupil.

We are very excited to be able to offer some amazing facilities at our school which are outlined in the pages on specialist areas.

Most importantly of all we will have a staff team who all share the same vision for our school and your children. Our strongest shared desire: to enrich our pupils lives with the shared aim of Happiness, Independence and Respect.

To learn more about our school visit our website (www.chattenfreeschool.co.uk) or watch our recruitment video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdvD1JHQL4&t=24s

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Adam Dean
Rickstones Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 2SD
Telephone: 01206825195
Email: a.dean@chattenfreeschool.co.uk

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