70 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£17,391.00 - £19,734.00 Annually (Actual)

Teaching Assistant job summary

In September 2024, Chiltern Wood will be expanding to a site in Studley Green (previously Mary Towerton School). As such, we are looking to recruit 2 new teaching assistants to join our already established early years team

The new Studley Green Site will host 2 classes of children with severe and complex learning needs, and will be refurbished to ensure our complex pupils can be supported in the correct therapeutic environment. This small school benefits from lovely outdoor space and a tight-knit team atmosphere.

You will be well supported by experienced and welcoming staff within a well-run, hard-working school who put the wellbeing of pupils and staff at the forefront. We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with our pupils, their families and supporting professionals to enable communication, physical, social and emotional development for each individual. Chiltern Wood follows a therapeutic approach and is well-supported by occupational and speech and language therapists who work across all sites.

If you are interested in learning how to contribute purposefully to the educational and social development of children and young people and you feel you have the qualities to successfully attend to their welfare and emotional needs, we want to hear from you!

Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided, however experience of a learning through play environment would be beneficial. Training opportunities may include:

Using a communication book / device

Low arousal approach

Behaviour and de-escalation

Occupational therapy basics including sensory regulation

Child protection

Online safety and GDPR

Administering medication

Introduction to dysphagia

Chiltern Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to full vetting checks, including a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level, online searches and satisfactory references

For full details and an application form please visit www.chilternwood.bucks.sch.uk

(Please note, we cannot accept CVs. A BUCKS non-teaching application form must be completed via My New Term)

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)
medical
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 Chiltern Wood School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
204 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

School location

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