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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible pending notice requirements.

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 39 hours per week during term time, Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 4:00pm and Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm (or Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm).

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,210.11 (this is the actual salary, this is not subject to a pro-rata calculation).

What skills and experience we're looking for

Talbot House Children's Charity are a registered charity with a School and Residential Children's Home on the same site. Set in 8 acres of beautifully maintaining gardens and land, you would be forgiven if you thought we are based in the heart of the countryside, however, we are based in Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, offering an easy commute for all.

The Charity are looking to recruit additional Learning Support Assistants (Teaching Assistants), to work within our School (KS1 & KS2) to help support our ever growing pupil numbers.

The suitable applicants must have experience of working with SEN pupils with complex needs, including SEMH, ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment, some of pupils may have multiple complex needs.

We are a small non-maintained school with pupils ranging from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. Class sizes are rarely bigger than 6 pupils.

If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply.

​Starting date is as soon as possible, pending notice period.

What the school offers its staff

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive an excellent salary of £22,210.11 (actual salary)

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

Further details about the role

https://www.talbothousecc.org.uk/jobs-at-talbot-house

To apply, please complete the application form attached for your convenience, or available from our website (link above). Please use the personal specification to help you complete the 'skills, experience and knowledge' section of the form. Applicants who read our 'Tips for Applicants document' before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find our Tips for Applicants document on our website, link above.

If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email HR at:

  • hr@talbothousecc.org.uk

​​Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

​Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

​Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Talbot House Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure or online and Enhanced Certificate Check. All appointments are subject to our Safer Recruitment Policy, which is available for you to read within each vacancy page on our website.

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About Talbot House Children's Charity

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 18
School size
37 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 18
Phone number
01912290111

Our aim is to inspire young people to become resilient, motivated, and successful adults who are equipped to meet the challenges of today and the future. We do this by creating a positive, supportive, and stimulating environment that promotes their development, academically, spiritually and socially. We pride ourselves on ‘changing children’s lives’.

Talbot House Trust is a charitable organisation the site is in a village called Walbottle on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, enrolling pupils aged 5-18.

All pupils have an EHCP (Education, Health Care Plan). Talbot House is a non-maintained special school and charity for children with complex needs specialising in SEMH/ASD. However, many of our children have multiple complex needs such as ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment alongside their primary need of SEMH/ASD, some with multi diagnosis. We pride ourselves on knowing and understanding our pupils by building good relationships with them from day one, along side their families.

We ensure that we can do the best for every pupil therefore we look closely at the need of each pupil and ensure that they access the best curriculum for their need. Once a pupil is on roll, we will start preparing their support plan by the end of he second week this will be in place. We will also base this on their EHCP and information gathered during enrolment. Pupils support plans are a working document which are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. The support plan is guided by information sharing through our daily briefings at the end of each day, this allows us to make appropriate changes and update strategies as required. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards a variety of qualifications including GCSE’s, Entry Level 1, 2 & 3, Functional Skills Level 1, 2 & 3, AQA Unit Awards.

Arranging a visit to Talbot House Children's Charity

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@talbothousecc.org.uk.

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