12 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5hrs per week Term Time plus 1 week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,294 - £26,421

Actual salary

£18,334 - £19,939

Pay scale

NJC Scp 7-12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have:

  • Relevant qualifications or experience in SEN

  • Experience in working with young people with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties and/or ASD.

  • Training in relevant learning/behaviour strategies e.g. SEN, Team Teach, Positive Handling, First Aid

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work with other agencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Candidates should be willing to take responsibility for basic care and hygiene as part of their duties to ensure that the students can gain full access to the curriculum.  This includes meeting personal care needs and feeding.

Undertaking training in the following areas will be a requirement; Moving and Handling, Makaton Signing and Team Teach (Positive Handling Techniques).

What the school offers its staff

If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here, and we will offer you:

  • Support and leadership from highly experienced staff

  • On-going professional development

  • A committed and enthusiastic team who work together to find solutions

If you believe you have the skills, energy and vision to support our students, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Come and see if we are the right place for the first step, or the next step in your career!

We would encourage you to take a look at our website: www.talbotlearningcommunity.org.uk

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

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@talbot.sheffield.sch.uk

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About Talbot Specialist School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
217 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of our students and their families?

We are expanding our staffing team to better meet the needs of our amazing students and have some exciting opportunities to become part of our highly skilled and supportive staff team. We are looking to appoint inspirational and energetic practitioners who are willing to go above and beyond to support our students and their families to achieve:

‘Beyond Expectations’

Our School:

Talbot Specialist School is a recently inspected good school for students aged 11-19 with Cognition and Learning Difficulties – including emotional needs, behavioural needs, profound and complex learning difficulties and autism. We are based in the South of Sheffield, serving approximately 240 young people and their families from across the city. Situated on the same site as Newfield School, we offer high quality facilities which enable our students to be as independent and prepared as possible to have purposeful and fulfilled adult lives. We actively seek opportunities to promote inclusion and work closely with Newfield and other Sheffield Special Schools.

We have a new leadership team in place and are developing our provision to include learning at different sites across the city. This is an exciting time to join the school and to be part of our amazing journey!

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