Complex Needs Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, London, SE19 2JH

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

Grade 5 SCP 12 (Outer London): £25,578 FTE

Actual salary

£21,121.39

Complex Needs Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Complex Needs HLTA to work within our high performing Academy, working 38 weeks per year.

This is an ideal position for a highly experienced and specialist Teaching Assistant with substantial experience working with students with a variety of Special Educational Needs in the classroom and a passion for improving the outcomes of students with SEN.

We would welcome applications from experienced practitioners who are looking to expand their knowledge and experience of SEN with a view to establishing a career in SEN. This is a permanent role, starting as soon as possible.

Main Areas of Responsibility
This role is about working with students, staff and other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for our students who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. It will particularly involve working with those students who have more complex needs in relation to SLCN, SPLD and ASD. The focus is on teaching and learning in the classroom as well as leading interventions for students who need more focused support, either 1-1 or in small groups.

Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

Qualifications to degree level or equivalent
A secure and up-to-date knowledge of SEND, in particular SLCN, SPLD and ASD.
Knowledge of the range of support and advice available to parents and students who have SEND, particularly those in bullet 2
On-going training in relation to safeguarding and the additional vulnerabilities for students with SEND
At least two years’ experience working and supporting students with SEND, specifically in being able to evidence creating, delivering and evaluating the impact of interventions for SLCN and SPLD.
Experience creating successful strategies that engage students, including those who have fallen behind with their literacy or are reluctant to learn
Experience working with and advising teachers to support students, for example in quality first teaching
Experience of working with parents, agencies and professionals who support students with SEND, such as a SALT
Experience working with students with an EHCP and being able to track and evidence progress towards outcomes, particularly literacy
Direct experience of supporting students who have more complex SLCN, SPLD and ASD needs.
Experience of helping students with SEN to catch up and keep up

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1291 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0208 771 2261

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of over 350 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school; in 2019, our progress 8 score was 0.61, 94% of our students achieved a 4+ in English and 86% in maths. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve’ encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential.

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