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The Aurora Group

SEN Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Reference: de2d4008-8f13-4fe5-8a62-a464fd50d86e
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Wilmslow
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

SEN Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire East

Salary: £14.00 to £15.28 p/hr depending on experience and qualifications

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term Time Only

The Aurora Group

We’re really pleased to have opened Aurora Summerfields School in April 2023 in Wilmslow with a proposed capacity of 50 students.

This is a brand new independent specialist school for young people aged 5 to 19, who face difficulties as a result of complex communication needs typically associated with Autism spectrum conditions. The school will mirror our ‘Outstanding’ rated Aurora Hanley School which you can read about here

We’re currently looking for an experienced SEN Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

The Role

As a new school; you’ll play a key role in shaping this exciting new provision, right from the very start. You will support the growth of the School and Teaching Assistant team and be a mentor for newly appointed staff. You will have an firm knowledge of ASC practice and support others to deliver this across the school.

As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, your role will be to support high quality teaching, effective use of resources, and high standards of learning and achievement for all students. You will assist in the development and delivery of the curriculum for KS4/5 e.g. Work experience, Careers, accredited Qualifications etc. You’ll take the lead in the absence of a Class Teacher, and support and assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment.

To facilitate this, you’ll be expected to know and understand the Class Teacher’s curriculum planning and to plan, prepare and deliver assigned programmes of teaching and learning activities to individual, small groups and/or classes modifying and adapting activities as necessary within agreed systems of supervision.

Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child. You will be expected to establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma or equivalent Level 3/4 qualification is required
  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own car desirable
  • GCSE pass above C (or 4 in the new GCSE system) in English and Maths
  • Relevant knowledge and experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD?
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures
  • Experience of managing a range of approaches to behaviour, including managing behaviours that challenge.
  • Ability to adapt
  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual?
  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs?

Benefits and Additional Information

What’s on offer?

  • Training and Development

Within Aurora, we strongly believe that learning and development should not be limited to just the children and young people we support. We offer wide range of programmes and opportunities to all our employees to improve your skills and further your career.

  • Save money on your bills

With the cost of living rising we have a fantastic benefit through Perkbox to help with cutting costs and help make your money go further. Perkbox is a free app for you to use on the go wherever you are. You can get deals and discounts to save money on things like your weekly food bill, phone plans, internet, eating out, gym memberships, insurance and more. You can also use Perkbox for our cycle to work scheme and car scheme.

  • Competitive Pay and Reward

Every year we compare the market rates of pay and rewards to insure they are comparable or better to other similar organisations. We also offer Enhanced Annual Leave, Company Sick Pay, Pension and Life Assurance.

  • UK Health Cash Plan

This plan can help cover your day to day healthcare expenditure such as optician and dental bills. You and your children are covered on this plan and you can also choose to upgrade and add a partner to enjoy the benefits with you.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

Your health and wellbeing is very important to us and we have support available on a wide variety of issues, helping you with online tools, information and via a freephone counselling service available 24/7.

  • Refer a friend for £1,000

We’ll reward you for recommending friends and family to come and join the company ( terms apply)

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