Deadline is tomorrow

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,143.00 Annually (Actual)

Fixed Cover Teaching Assistant Level 2 job summary

The East Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC) is a 2-19 generic special school with 430 pupils on roll. All our pupils have special learning needs and some have physical/ medical difficulties. The East SILC is a complex organisation which operates on a variety of sites to provide a range of outreach services across the city, including partnerships with primary and secondary providers, the city-wide Physical Difficulties and Medical Service including a moving and handling service, as well as the Medical Needs Teaching Service for Leeds.

Do you want to join a team making a difference to children and young people’s lives?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding school community.

This is a full school time, permanent post to support classes with enabling the teachers and class teams to ensure that there is adequate staff in place at key points in the day. The successful candidate will support a range of classes in school in lessons as well as with personal care, moving and handling, lunchtime duties, external visits and any other activities where additional staffing will be beneficial.

General requirements of the post:

  • To be able to work to an individual timetable that covers a range of tasks throughout the school day.
  • To be able to be flexible in approach to meet individual needs.
  • The ability to liaise effectively with other adults in school.
  • To take a proactive part in your own performance management.
  • To demonstrate strong organisational skills and manage time-bound tasks effectively.

We require skilled, enthusiastic people who are willing to learn, support teaching and learning and address the personal needs of our pupils. You will need to be flexible and adaptable, a good communicator, cheerful, calm and be able to work as part of our team.

The permanent posts are subject to a 6-month probationary period, to start as soon as possible.

The East SILC has a progressive staffing structure in place for teaching assistants which is supported by Continual Professional Development. A thorough induction process is in place.

The East SILC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formally CRB) and medical clearance from Leeds City Council’s Occupational Health Service.

It is illegal to apply if you are on the children’s barred list.

The East SILC promotes diversity and wants a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Commitment to safeguarding

The East SILC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formally CRB) and medical clearance from Leeds City Council’s Occupational Health Service.
The East SILC promotes diversity and wants a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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About John Jamieson School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
425 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

The East Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC) is a 2-19 generic special school with 426 pupils on roll. All our pupils have special learning needs and some have physical/ medical difficulties. The East SILC is a complex organisation which operates on a variety of sites to provide a range of outreach services across the city, including partnerships with primary and secondary providers, the city-wide Physical Difficulties and Medical Service including a moving and handling service, as well as the Medical Needs Teaching Service for Leeds.

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