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Higher Level Teaching Assistant & Outreach Worker - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Maidstone & Malling AP Service, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-1127-43S
  • Posted:12/07/2019
  • Pay:KR6 (£20,222 - £22,072 pro rata) + SEN (£1,274 pa)
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:19/07/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:22nd & 23rd July 2019


Are you a dynamic and passionate Higher-level Teaching Assistant/Outreach Worker seeking a new and rewarding role?

Are you searching for an opportunity that offers you variety and the chance to make a significant and positive impact to the way that children learn and engage? If your answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you!

This exciting and varied opening has arisen for a talented and committed individual to join our school to work with our pupils in order to reduce the gaps in their learning, whilst providing them with the confidence to re-engage in the school setting.

You will achieve this through the delivery of targeted programmes that engage and support with pupils’ development and improve academic outcomes.

As a HLTA and Outreach Worker you will: 

  • Support our model to provide a holistic and inclusive approach to learning, with an emphasis on personal development.
  • Spend time in the school and home setting and, providing information and reports in support of multi-agency meetings and provide reports to schools in respect of the work undertaken and progress made.
  • Promote the development of positive inter-agency work.

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • A minimum of five Level 2 qualifications including English and Mathematics (GCSE or the equivalent).
  • Previous experience of working at a HLTA level with children of secondary school age. Having worked with pupils with challenging behaviour would be beneficial.
  • Experience of using problem solving techniques and approaches when working with children and the ability to persuade, inspire and motivate pupils. 

Pupils follow a curriculum that is varied and includes core subjects alongside a dynamic programme of PHSE and citizenship activities that develop their transferable skills and allow them to understand the world around them.

This role is pivotal to ensuring a significant impact on the school and its pupils: enabling the pupils to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience, pupils are more likely to be successful in their education and not become NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) in the future.

We welcome and encourage visits to our school prior to application.  To arrange your visit please contact either Tina Hamer, Acting Head of Service or Claire Hillman, School Business Manager on 01622 753772.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Information about the school

The Maidstone and Malling Alternative Provision is located approximately 1 mile from the centre of Maidstone and is the hub of the Maidstone and Malling Inclusion Service.

The Provision caters for young people from KS3- KS4. In KS3 the service provides outreach, transition and respite support. The Provision also works with local schools to support transition and re-integration. In KS4 the placements are usually longer term.

The Provision is committed to the education and social development of pupils who have displayed social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in a mainstream setting and are at risk of permanent exclusion.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Hillman
  • Address:Cedars, 8 Bower Mount Road, Maidstone , Kent, ME16 8AU
  • Telephone: 01622 753772
  • Email: CHillman@mmap.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.