Ty Gwyn Education Centre, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
Y Dolydd, Aberdare, RCT, CF44 8EX
Teaching Assistant (Level 3) x 4 Posts
Hours: 32.5 hours per week
Salary: Grade 6 (£21,748 x 76.82%) Plus Special Class Allowance
An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant (Level 3) based at Ty Gwyn Education Centre.
Ty Gwyn Education Centre is a secondary age Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) located in a newly refurbished building in the Aberdare area, serving the whole of RCT and learners from age 11 to 16 years.
Ty Gwyn Education Centre offers specialist provision for up to 60 learners with behavioural, emotional and social needs that cannot be met in their mainstream school. Learners are a mixture of full and part time (KS3 only) and access a broad and balanced curriculum of core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and a range of vocational and foundation subjects. There is a growing emphasis on developing learner wellbeing and mental health and Ty Gwyn is a Trauma Informed School with a growing team of therapeutic support staff.
As a Teaching Assistant, you will be supporting and guiding children and young people to make positive choices and engage in learning. You will be a role model, a lifelong learner and a trusted responsible figure. You will also have responsibility for a supporting a form group and their welfare and wellbeing and play a full part in the life of the PRU. There is a requirement to undertake some lunch and break time duties.
Ty Gwyn Education Centre is making progress after a challenging year, external examination results have improved on the previous year and standards of teaching and learning and the management of relationships are continuing to improve under a strengthened leadership and TLR team.
Believing in young people/Credu mewn pobl ifanc
The closing date for applications Friday 1st October 2021 at 12 Noon
PROTECTING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK IS A CORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SCHOOL AND COUNCIL. IN ADDITION TO THIS SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITY, THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE ROLE WILL ALSO BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK.
The Council and School values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.
An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.
In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council.
Ty Gwyn Education Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.