Teaching Assistant - Part time
Oaklands is an outstanding special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. We have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group. We are based across two different sites with both our school buildings offering state of the art facilities for our students.
Due to our rapid and continued expansion we are looking to appoint a highly experienced teaching assistant to work in our Secondary school. This is a 0.4 Contract, working on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. You will have previous experience of working in a special school or similar environment with children with disabilities. You must be competent with using Makaton signing and symbols for communication and essentially have experience of working with students with autism and complex needs. Please refer to the person specification for the full skills and abilities needed.
We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress, and would like to appoint individuals’ who share our belief. The ideal candidate will possess desire and motivation to make a positive contribution to the education and lives of our students. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role and the skills/experience required.
We value our employees and offer excellent training and support along with a pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.
Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.
Details of this post are available on the school’s website.
Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment by calling the school.
If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please complete and email the application form to HR. Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.
Closing Date: 9am on Friday 9th October 2020.
Interview Date: Thursday 15th October 2020.
Start Date: ASAP.
Pay Scale: Hounslow Pay Scale 5, Point 11 to 15.
Actual Salary: £7,407.90 to £7,956.00 per annum.
Hours of work: 12.5 hours per week (8.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Contract Type: Permanent, term time only.
CV’s will not be accepted. No Agencies Please
Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received.
All appointments at Oaklands School are subject to the employee successfully completing a 26 working week probation period.
Applicants are advised to read the Oaklands pay policy while considering their application.