Teaching Assistant, Sunfield School and Children’s Home, Stourbridge

Teaching Assistant

35 Hours per week/ Term Time Only

£12,739.07 – £13,459.50 (Dependent on qualifications and experience)

Sunfield School and Children’s Home, part of the Ruskin Mill Trust Group is a thriving independent special school and children’s home, set within 58 acres of idyllic parkland and nestled on the slopes of the Clent Hills.

Sunfield provides innovative and experiential education, developed out of the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin and supports young people (6 – 19 years) with complex learning needs, including autism and PDA.  On-site resources include a state-of-the-art sensory integration suite and family accommodation, along with resident carers, teachers, psychologists, therapists and healthcare professionals.

We are now looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work closely with a young person, to support and facilitate their learning, progress and wellbeing in a range of learning environments. In particular they will support children and young people through the delivery of individually tailored educational and therapeutic programmes as well as assisting students with their daily independent living skills and personal care.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Teaching Assistant, with both experience in the classroom and of working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs.  Prospective candidates should be able to demonstrate;

  • A patient, caring, compassionate and child-centred approach.
  • Excellent observation skills and the ability to problem solve and think creatively to enable our children and young people to reach their full potential.
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience with the ability to react calmly in challenging situations.

This is a full-time position and working hours will be between 8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday – Friday, Term-Time Only.

Although challenging, working at Sunfield is incredibly rewarding and in return we offer competitive salaries and a private pension scheme. In addition staff receive;

  • A comprehensive induction and extensive training and development plan.
  • Free car parking facilities on site.
  • Free lunches.
  • Discounted health care cash plan.
  • Free employee assistance programme.

For further information and to apply visit www.sunfield.org.uk or contact the HR Team on 01562 882 253 (switchboard).

Application Forms must be completed for all roles – C.V’s will not be accepted.

Closing date is the 31st December 2019 – Sunfield reserve the right to close the vacancy early, should a suitable candidate be found before the closing date.

This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for both Adults and Children, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Sunfield Children’s Home is a registered charity (No. 527522) and an equal opportunities employer. Sunfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.