L2 Teaching Assistants

Seven Hills School requires four Full Time enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistants who would enjoy working in a happy and supportive school. The successful candidate will join them to complete a strong team and contribute to the school’s success.

Governors are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals who are able to relate well to young people with a range of complex needs including severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, physical disabilities and communication difficulties.  You will need to work collaboratively within a staff team and with visiting therapists. The successful applicant will provide high quality support for the learning, personal care, communication and physical needs of students, working across a range of ages and abilities.

Ideally you should have experience of working with students with challenging behaviour be Team Teach trained or be willing to train in relevant learning/behaviour strategies eg, Team Teach, Positive Handling

Teaching Assistants also contribute towards students’ formal and informal assessment and help build effective relationships between home and school.

All Teaching Assistants are required to be proficient in Safe Moving and Handling techniques and Team Teach. Training will be provided as necessary. A knowledge of Makaton, basic ICT skills and experience of working with students with disabilities, learning difficulties, and communication difficulties would be an advantage but professionals with a positive attitude who are committed to their own professional development will also be considered.

The selection process involves shortlisting candidates through the matching of information from the application form and accompanying letter/statement to the person specification.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd April 2021

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 5 May 2o21

For more information, or to apply, please visit Sheffield City Council’s website.