Hours: Permanent, Full-Time (working 35 hours a week) during term time only (39 weeks a year)
Starting Salary: £19,300 per annum, pro rata’d to £16,482
How do we work?
Action for Children does what is right, does what is needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and families.
Headlands School is a residential special school based in Penarth, which caters for pupils between the ages of 7 and 19, who have an emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and a range of associated needs. As a Teaching Assistant, you will also supervise lunches, some breaks and accompany pupils on school trips and activities.
You'll be working 39 weeks per year on a term time only basis.
How will you make a difference/ Job Description
By supporting the teacher in the classroom to deliver lessons
By meeting pupils as they come into school each day
By helping with setting up the classroom
By building relationships with pupils and their families to support their learning
By assisting teachers with planning lessons and assessing pupils
By supervising at lunchtimes
By accompanying pupils on school trips and activities
What will you need?
· To be empathetic, tolerant and have a positive attitude
· Experience of working with children and young people with additional needs
· GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths or the equivalent
· Good computer literacy
What are the rewards?
· Minimum 29 days' holiday (pro rata)
· Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
· Season ticket travel loans
· Company pension scheme
· Discounts at major high street retailers.
Plus, there's a lot more besides.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you'll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 5 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck!
Action for Children - Headlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.