Teaching Assistants Required
- Great Oaks College
Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college that caters for students aged from 19 to 25. We are co-located within Oaklands School in a new state of the art, purpose built premises in Gresham Road, Hounslow, close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links.
The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We currently have three tutor groups of students on three courses. Eventually Great Oaks will offer six distinct courses in three pathways. Our education programmes are designed to prepare students for active lives, increasing the opportunities available to them through increased independence.
Our three pathways in college are; Vocational, Life Skills and Sensory. Life Skills is a two-year course for young people who need to remain in education to develop skills for adult life. Students will work within their ability to become as independent as possible in everyday tasks and in accessing community facilities. The course consists of a core curriculum delivered two days per week, and the life skills program delivered two days per week.
Due to our rapid and continued expansion, we are looking to appoint an experienced teaching assistant to work with students on our life skills pathway. We are interested to hear from you if you have an NVQ3 in a relevant subject and have worked in a special school or specialist college before. You must be familiar with using Makaton signing and symbols for communication and essentially have experience of working with students with autism and complex needs. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role and the skills/experience needed.
You will have previous experience of working in a special school or similar environment, be familiar with using Makaton signing and symbols for communication and essentially have experience of working with students with autism and complex needs.
We offer a comprehensive induction, Inset and CPD programme for our staff, a pension scheme and other wellbeing benefits including an employee assistance programme.
Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school or college is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.
Details of this post are available on the school’s website.
Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment.
To apply, please complete and email the application form to HR.
Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 25th November 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 28th November 2019
Start Date: Monday 6th January 2020
Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only
Pay Scale: Scale 6 Hounslow Single Pay Scale point 16 to 20
Actual Salary: £18129 to £19468 per annum
Hours of work: 9.15am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday (28.75 hours per week)
Due to the colleges opening hours we are unable to offer flexibility in the hours of work.
CV’s will not be accepted. No agencies please.
Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received.
All appointments at Oaklands School are subject to the employee successfully completing a 26 working week probation period.
Applicants are advised to read the Oaklands pay policy while considering their application.