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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Mill Green School is an ‘Outstanding’, maintained community special school, providing education to 117 young people aged 14-19. The Governing Body are seeking to appoint an experienced, motivated and resilient Learning Assistant (Level 2) to join our hard working, dynamic and enthusiastic team who shares in our determination to transform the life chances young people who attend Mill Green. Whilst we are looking for a candidate who has experience of working with young people with complex ASD, applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate a commitment to develop their own skills and knowledge in order to become an outstanding ASD practitioner are warmly welcomed.

At Mill Green School we understand that enabling positive outcomes for young people facing complex challenges isn’t an overnight fix. The successful candidate will be a committed and enthusiastic individual, who is ready to start every day with a fresh outlook and welcome the young people into their learning and social development opportunities.

We are looking for someone who is able to build trusting relationships with our young people to help them manage the learning challenges of the day. At Mill Green we all wear different hats in order for our young people to succeed. The role of Learning Assistant is essential to the support and development of our learners, enabling them to achieve success in a safe and caring learning environment. Flexibility is key in this role and may include working 1:1 with young people where required, or leading or supporting in a small group or class setting.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding, reflective and resourceful practitioner who is dedicated to making their practice the very best it can be. They will be committed to developing exceptional SEN education, taking a solution-focused and positive approach, with a passion about their work and the impact they have on improving outcomes for all learners, regardless of their educational needs or ability.

The role will involve:

  • Supporting learners academically and socially, in and out the classroom
  • Supporting young people with communication difficulties, severe learning difficulties and complex health needs
  • Assisting our learners with community and work-based learning
  • Supporting our learners to develop key life skills both in school and in the community, including meal preparation, money skills, self-care, housekeeping, laundry, food shopping and personal safety.

What the school offers its staff

What we offer:

  • A comprehensive induction programme, ensuring that you have the support you need to settle into your role
  • A programme of continued professional development including access to coaching and mentoring, an e-learning platform and online training courses. All staff access a rolling programme of role-specific CPD and behaviour management support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support in and outside of school
  • Opportunities for career development e.g. Level 4 Certificate for HLTAs or Teacher Training
  • To be part of a well-supported, valued team.

The school is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Section Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Mill Green School

School type
Special school, ages 14 to 19
School size
116 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19
Phone number
01744 678760

School location

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