Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Media), St Joseph’s Specialist Trust, Cranleigh

Actual Salary: qualified HLTA: £23,515 – £26,029
Unqualified HLTA: £20,364 – £22,370, term time plus inset days

Do you have media qualifications or experience?

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is a special school, college, children’s home and two adult supported living houses in Cranleigh, Surrey, midway between Guildford and Horsham.

We are looking for the right person to lead in Creative Media. They will be enthusiastic and confident in areas such as photography and filmmaking and can demonstrate that they have a track record in using these technologies. They will be expected to lead lessons and one to one sessions in Creative Media as well as supporting in school events and assisting colleagues. They will be part of a dynamic and supportive Creative Arts team who are known for having big plans and working collegiately.

Reporting to the Head of Creative Arts, the role will include:

  • The promotion of teaching and learning, clubs and interest in the media
  • Development and support of students using media resources
  • Supporting staff in recording and evidencing student work including management of photography and media video and music files
  • Working with the Head of Creative Arts, Pathway Leaders and Class Teachers in developing arts based events and productions
  • Providing creative ideas and solutions within the team to support growth and development of teaching and learning within the department
  • Providing media support for school meetings when required
  • Key accountabilities of an HLTA

We welcome applications from qualified HLTAs with relevant experience or unqualified (and prepared to undertake HLTA training).  All applicants must be able to demonstrate a keen interest in media. Relevant media skills and/or qualifications in media should be emphasised in the supporting statement of the application form.

Our students, are aged 5-19, with complex learning disabilities and severe social communication and behavioural issues. Mental and physical resilience are qualities necessary for all our staff.  You will need to be compassionate and flexible with a calm and positive attitude and want to help our students to fulfil their potential.

This role is for 5 days a week working termtime and inset days are Monday 08.30-16.00, Tuesday – Thursday 08.30 – 16.15 and Friday 08.30 – 15.45 plus 30 minutes per week that can be worked flexibly to suit operational needs (with a 30 minute unpaid break each day).  Own transport desirable due to the location of the Trust.

Why St Joseph’s?

  • Delicious and free hot lunches are available to all staff during termtime from our on site catering team
  • Ample free car parking on site
  • Quailify for a £1,000 Retention bonus – £250 after 1 month, £250 after 1 year, £500 after 18 months at Trust, for new employees of the Trust
  • Access to a full induction programme
  • Have consistent 1:1 line manager support and annual performance related pay progression.
  • Complete on-site Team Teach training with our specialist Inclusion Team and Safeguarding Training (refreshed every 2 years)
  • Be provided with an Employee Assistance Programme (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service for yourself and your family)
  • Gain Mental Health and Wellbeing support through a team of on-site qualified Adult Mental Health First Aiders
  • Discounts at Cranleigh leisure centre on gym, swim and fitness classes.
  • We have a beautiful 23 acre site on the edge of the Surrey Hills.

How to apply
CVs may be submitted initially for consideration, however, following safer recruitment guidelines for our setting, shortlisting for interview is made solely based on submission of a fully completed Trust application form.  For an application pack (including form, job profile and person specification), please visit us at www.st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk/recruitment or email us at recruitment@st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.ukPlease note that at this time we do not sponsor applicants to relocate from abroad or convert a study visa into a work visa.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Thursday June 16th with selection and interview shortly thereafter including teaching a prepared lesson on a topic supplied to our students.   

If you are recruited, you will be required to complete Team Teach positive behaviour support training as part of your induction before employment.*

*St Joseph’s requires all staff to pass training in the positive behaviour management framework, Team Teach. During the ongoing precautions related to coronavirus, the physical element of this training is being delivered using ppe.

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.