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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Term time: 33.25 Hours per week Mon - Fri 8:30 - 3:30 (4:15pm Wednesday) Term time only.

Contract type


Pay scale

Essex Schools Pay Scale 5 between Point 9 to 12

Additional allowances

+ Fringe £689 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

You should be someone who:

  • Shows compassion and kindness to all pupils
  • Builds positive connections with pupils, and promote a sense of belonging
  • Instils hope and aspiration
  • Preferably has previous experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils
  • Has knowledge of the curriculum and some experience of alternative provisions
  • Can support with personalised learning programmes, including remote learning, class based and off-site activities
  • Can support outdoor activities
  • Can deliver 1:1 educational intervention programmes
  • Has GCSE standard, or equivalent, of Maths and English

What the school offers its staff

Our aim is to provide lasting, meaningful, and positive outcomes for children who are unable to access mainstream education.

We value the wellbeing of our staff and offer a supportive, well-resourced learning environment with a range of professional development opportunities and would consider candidates with less experience as part of an apprenticeship scheme. We are also proud to be a reflective Trauma Perceived Practice school.

This means that you will:

  • Receive a high level of support from dedicated, experienced and skilled colleagues
  • Work in a dynamic, diverse and enjoyable setting
  • Achieve a healthy work/life balance
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of children

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.

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About Children's Support Service

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 16
School size
58 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Phone number

The Children’s Support Service is a short stay provision (PRU) in Essex. We have two main centres covering KS2-4 (in Basildon and Wickford) as well as a Reintegration Service which works to support students with medical needs, with bases in Basildon and Harlow.

Most of our students are referred to us due to difficulties they have faced in school; many come with additional needs and require academic, emotional and social support.

We offer a wide range of subjects, including the core curriculum, as well as enhanced activities to provide an enriched learning experience. We collaborate with schools and professionals who need our support, and aim to reintegrate students back into mainstream education or prepare them for other lifelong learning opportunities.

Our staff create positive, safe, caring and supportive learning environments, incorporating the values of Trauma Perceptive Practice .

CSS staff benefit from our subscription to the "Education Support Partnership", which provides mental health and wellbeing support services for all staff, including 24/7 access to advice, support and counselling for our whole team.

Arranging a visit to Children's Support Service

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kathleen.rich@css-essex.co.uk.

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