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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)
  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 8:05 am to 3:00 pm (Wednesdays – until 4:00 pm)

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC JE Grade 4 – (Actual: £24,164 to £27,677 per annum) [SCP 9-17]

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will be a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for working with children, particularly those with social, emotional and / or mental health issues. A background in education is not a necessity but you may have experience working with children, ideally those with challenging behaviour, Autism, ADHD, Asperger's, mental health issues and / or social and emotional issues.

You will have knowledge of safeguarding young people and a willingness to undertake additional and on-going training and personal development. You will be an excellent team player with a positive and resilient nature who likes to see and get the best out of young people.

Candidates will also:

  • Support the management / leadership in the efficient and effective organisation of the school and conduct of staff and pupils.
  • Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and be a very enthusiastic team player.
  • Play a full part in the life of the school community, support its aims and ethos and encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • Promote the school’s policies, comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.
  • Take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with advice and guidance, as provided by the school and Food for Thought
  • Set a good example to all students in their presentation and their personal conduct.
  • Adhere to the school’s Code of Conduct.

We can offer:

  • A well-resourced school
  • Opportunities for high quality professional development
  • Supportive, proactive Governors
  • An innovative and talented team of committed staff who offer a wide range of skills and experience
  • The opportunity to forge a vibrant and effective relationship with local secondary schools that are committed to inclusion and partnership.

What the school offers its staff

New Heights School is a Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 school, on three separate sites across Liverpool. We support students who have been or who are at risk of being permanently excluded.

The Governing Body and Headteacher are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, reliable, resilient and resourceful individual to support the students in their learning and join in with our dynamic school life. As a Behaviour and Emotional Support Team (BEST) Worker, you will be working with small groups of secondary aged students, many who suffer with social, emotional and / or mental health issues (SEMH). You will work closely to support students and consistently work to achieve positive outcomes. The school’s ethos is to provide the highest quality education and care to ensure all students are developed to their full potential academically, vocationally and socially and your role is to ensure this is followed at all times with any child you support.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safer Recruitment

New Heights School and Liverpool City Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with all other Department for Education pre-employment checks.

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About New Heights High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
School size
93 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0151 498 4055

School Website: www.newheightsschool.co.uk

Arranging a visit to New Heights High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@newheights.liverpool.sch.uk.

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