Specialist SEMH Teaching Assistant

Harwich and Dovercourt High School, Harwich

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Job Ref No. ECC4024-248S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: LGPS - 6, Point 13-17 (actual salary from £12,453)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT HIGH SCHOOL

SPECIALIST SEMH TEACHING ASSISTANT

Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 6

Actual Salary from: £12,453 - £13,332 (Points 13-17)

This post is: 20 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time, plus non-pupil days)

Start Date: ASAP

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to assist the CASA Manager, as part of a professional team, to support the progress of students with high needs, particularly those with SEMH, attending a bespoke on-site provision. This will involve 1:1 and small group work as well as providing outreach support within the school and in other locations.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To work with individuals and groups of students, under the direction of the CASA Manager, including the provision of alternative curriculum pathways in order to raise achievement for high needs students and promote inclusion.
  • To maintain high expectations for all learners working within CASA, encouraging students to work cooperatively and collaboratively, building resilience and developing social communication and interaction skills.
  • Organise and manage an appropriate learning environment and ensure that specialist resources and advice is available and effective, liaising with and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Experience of working with children in a similar position
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Is adaptable, receptive to new ideas and willing to adjust to new demands and circumstances
  • Understands and follows the schools policies on health and safety and risk management
  • Why work for The Sigma Trust, Harwich and Dovercourt High School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A Health Cash Plan
  • Free membership to Perkbox, offering discounts and savings
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care plan
  • Annual free flu vaccination
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
  • Discounted cinema tickets

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l7f1f8nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDU3NzMyOXwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDMyMTM4Njd8MA%3d%3d?i=YkfWX0nAnUg%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

  • Closing date: Midnight Thursday 11th July 2024
  • Shortlisting date: TBC
  • Interviewing date: TBC

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

Harwich and Dovercourt High School is a vibrant, caring school serving the community. Every student is welcomed, challenged and supported to achieve their full potential and every student has opportunities and experiences to ensure their schooling is fulfilling and enjoyable.

At Harwich and Dovercourt High School we believe in partnerships between students, staff and the home. We believe in responsibility, ambition and commitment, where no challenge is too great and where great futures are nurtured.

Our goal is for every student to be proud of their efforts and achievement and for every parent and carer to be proud of their child, school and community. Our pledge is to work tirelessly in the pursuit of excellence.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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.

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Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
Hall Lane
Dovercourt, Harwich
Essex, CO12 3TG
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: hdhs.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk