Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (SEN), Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School, Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School, Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (SEN)

Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School is a nurturing and friendly school where each person is valued and respected as an individual. We provide pupils with a broad and balanced education in a calm, safe and understanding setting in order for them to progress and succeed. We restore confidence in pupils in an inspiring learning culture. All our pupils are provided with opportunities and experiences to be encouraged, supported and challenged, as they develop the love of learning. All pupils in the school have complex learning and behavioural needs and all have Education, Health and Care plans that are met through the careful planning and delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.

The Role
The successful candidate will want to embrace all aspects of our therapeutic school life. The position of Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) is a critical role taking the lead on planning and delivering lessons to groups and working one to one when needed. Our high-quality teaching and learning are based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of the life skills and meaningful qualifications.

Graded “Good” at its first inspection in November 2018 the candidate for this role must be aspirational and bring considerable experience to the table to be able to lead with the Headteacher to deliver the vision and values of the school.

What we require from you.

  • A relevant qualification (BA Hons Level desirable) in working with young people, e.g., teaching, youth and community work, social work, counselling, mentoring.
  • Level 2 English and Maths
  • Experience of working with our cohort of young people including those with complex, high behaviour and additional learning needs.
  • Extensive behaviour management experience with students who have complex needs and extreme behaviour
  • Experience of working within a learning environment and being actively part of supporting the learning process
  • A knowledge of behavioural management techniques and understanding of de-escalation techniques

Hours: Full-time, Permanent. Monday to Friday 08:30am – 4:30pm

Salary: £19,000 – £22,000 per year

Closing date: All application to be received no later than our closing date of Friday 29th January 2021

Interview date: throughout February 2021

Start date: As soon as possible, taking into consideration any notice periods.

To find out more about us and to apply please follow the link – https://csfc.co.uk/recruitment-3. Any questions or should you wish to discuss the role further please don’t hesitate to contact our recruitment team on 01189 952190.

Calcot Services for Children is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors; and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing concerns which they may have about their own safety and wellbeing of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcome.

Please also be aware that this role is conditional upon you meeting all the requirements of Schedule 2 of the Children’s Home’s Regulations 2015 as our recruitment checks continue alongside the collection of references and the DBS checks.