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Outcomes First Group

Teaching Assistant

Reference: 20091_239576-c25328df49be86006388f4dcd92cf247
Employer: Outcomes First Group
Location: Grantham
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four ?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

If the trial is a success, we’ll be rolling the 4DWW out across the Group – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join !

Due to growth in service, we are recruiting Teaching Assistant to join our amazing team at Stretton Shires School, Stretton, Rutland. Let us invest in you, by upskilling you to build your career.

  • £20,124 per annum
  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Permanent; Term Time only

UK applicants only. This role does not offer sponsorship.

We are looking for staff who have a passion for working with pupils, have a compassionate, caring manner and a mature, non-judgemental approach to life. You will be a clear communicator and resilient.

About the role

We are seeking people who thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment, who are passionate about supporting the development of social, life and independence skills and who truly want to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Ideally, you will have knowledge and understanding of autism and therapeutic parenting techniques, who can apply that knowledge in all their dealings and interactions with the young people we support. We have a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

You will be educated to GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English. Previous experience in care and supporting autistic teenagers who have learning disabilities with complex behaviour is highly desirable. The role will also require some elements of Care. You will play a pivotal role in working with our pupils to meet their Education Health Care Plan outcomes empowering and equipping them with the tools and skills they need to be happy, healthy and make their way in the world.

About us

Set in the heart of the Rutland countryside, Shires Stretton School is an independent day and residential school catering for autistic young people, and those with associated needs, offering specialist secondary education for pupils aged 11 – 18.

Established in 2005 as a residential home and school, we are currently growing our day pupil numbers, meaning we constantly need to recruit passionate and dedicated staff to support our growth aspirations.

Our aim for the young people coming to Stretton Shires is quite simple; we want every young person to progress developmentally, educationally and socially. We want them to develop an understanding of themselves and to experience what success feels like. Through these actions, we can equip every young person with the skills and knowledge they need to go on to succeed.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

How to Apply

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