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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Specialist Intervention Worker - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-152S
  • Posted:09/09/2019
  • Pay:KR6 plus SENA
  • Start Date:October 2019
  • App Close Date:19/09/2019 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 24th September 2019


The Beacon is looking to recruit a Specialist Intervention Worker to support SEND pupils in mainstream schools and settings.

Hours: 8:50 to 3:25 Monday to Friday, term time only plus five inset days (39 working weeks per year)  

Salary: KR6 £20,222 - £22,072 (pro rata to £14,266 - £15,527 term time) depending on experience plus £1,274 SENA.

This role is temporary until August 2020.

This role will involve delivering focused interventions in wellbeing, behaviour and emotional management and social skills to pupils with SEND in mainstream schools & settings. The post holder will be expected to work as part of the STLS team and contribute to plans to ensure the school/Team meets its aims by supporting pupils in their education, social development and welfare.

This is a temporary contract until 31st August 2020 and we are happy to consider this role as a secondment.

 Applicants are expected:

  • to have already achieved an NVQ 2 qualification or equivalent
  • Have qualifications in Maths/numeracy and English/literacy equivalent to at least level 2
  • Meet Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards – see DfES/TTA document “Professional Standards for higher level teaching assistants” for further information.

As part of the interview process if shortlisted, you will be observed working with children, and so a visit to the school to gain an understanding of our ethos and practice is advised (contact lauren.scott-smith@thebeacon.kent.sch.uk should you wish to book a visit).

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and receipt of two acceptable references.

Information about the school

The Beacon, Folkestone is a purpose built centre of excellence for learning, with outstanding facilities including hydro pool, hi-tech sensory rooms, soft play areas, state of the art PE hall, specialist subject rooms, sensory garden, grassed amphitheatre and life skills house.

The school building is specifically designed to meet the needs of the pupils and caters for 370 pupils aged 3-19 years with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN).

The Beacon also hosts a Multi Agency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, pediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. All postholders are required to obtain an enhanced Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list together with all other appropriate vetting procedures.

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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.