Teaching Assistant, West Kirby School & College, Merseyside

West Kirby School & College is seeking to appoint a talented Teaching Assistant

Closing Date For Applications: 9am Friday 28th January 2022   

Salary Band: £16,491.02 – £19,662.37 (pt 12 – pt 16)

Working Hours: 35 hours per week

Contracted Weeks: 44.2 Weeks (Term Time Only)

West Kirby School and College caters for children and young people, aged 5-19 years, with a range of complex special educational needs and disabilities and offer day and/or residential provision. We support pupils with social and communication difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Condition; complex learning, sensory and emotional needs, across a range of cognitive abilities. Flexibility, humour and willingness to go the extra mile are essential for all staff to ensure a high standard of support for all our pupils.

Role Overview:

Due to growth in pupil numbers, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Teaching Assistant (Level 2) to join our school.

To excel in this role, you will have proven experience of working in a classroom environment and 1:1, preferably with pupils who have special educational needs including ASD, learning difficulties and/or behavioural difficulties.

You will possess patience, energy and enthusiasm and be prepared to engage young people with significant complex needs in sports, the creative arts, outdoor pursuits and life skills activities.

Application Process:

Application forms and further information can be downloaded from the school website: www.wkrs.co.uk or contact recruitment@wkrs.co.uk for further information. The School does not accept CV’s.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to rigorous recruitment checks. West Kirby School & College is an exempt employer as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975) and as such, we have a lawful basis for requesting an enhanced DBS disclosure certificate for all employees.