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Teaching Assistant - Construction - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-167S
  • Posted:08/01/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/04/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Site - Goldwyn Sixth Form College

This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference!

Goldwyn School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant who is passionate about working with young people with Special Educational Needs, and who can help us make a positive impact on a student’s life by helping them to achieve their full potential.  This is an exciting time to become part of our organisation as we look to further expand and build on our success.

Goldwyn Sixth Form College is an independent special post 16 provider for students with EHCPs. Currently courses on offer at the College are Construction, Motor Mechanics, English and Maths GCSE. The successful applicant will support students on a 1:1 basis and in group sessions to motivate the students to learn and engage them in each lesson.

All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.

 We are looking for candidates who possess:

  • A passion and commitment to supporting vulnerable young people
  • Experience and a background in working within construction - bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing is desirable, but a “practical” person or someone with DIY experience would also be considered.
  • Ideally have some knowledge or experience working with young people with SEN
  • Are willing to work as part of a team
  • Have the commitment and enthusiasm to provide bespoke learning experiences to troubled young people
  • Patience, resilience, calm and composure
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A proven ability to meet deadlines and work comfortably in a challenging and demanding environment

This post is offered on a salary of Kent Range 3; £15,628 - £17,188 (actual salary £11,583 - £12,740 per annum) + SENA of £1257.60 per annum and is for 32.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year (term time only plus  

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers

Goldwyn School is committed to the highest standards in safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

References may be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS check.

 

Information about the school

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have a "learning difference". Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high GCSE aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational education and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education which develops the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 16 (provision for 16+ is delivered at Goldwyn Sixth Form College). Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Plus at Goldwyn Educational Studios in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.