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Visual Impairment Teaching Assistant or HLTA

Harris Academy Greenwich, London, SE9 5EQ

This job expired on 7 March 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 March 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

Grade 3 or 6 (Outer London) based on qualifications: £22,185-£22,587/£27,483-£29,517 FTE

Actual salary

£16,339-£16,635/£20,241-£21,739

Visual Impairment Teaching Assistant or HLTA job summary

Inspire and transform learning at Harris Academy Greenwich. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant/HLTA to work as part of the Visual Impairment Support Service, providing support for pupils who have a visual impairment.

We welcome both Teaching Assistants looking to expand their expertise or experienced HLTAs to apply. Qualified HLTAs will be paid at Grade 6.

Training will be provided to specialise in supporting students with Visual Impairment.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Your main responsibilities will be:

Working under the guidance of the Visual Impairment Support Service and teaching / senior staff, to provide support in addressing the needs of students who have a visual impairment
To undertake training to learn how to use specialist equipment.
To assist the teachers/Visual Impairment Team with the development of resources and implementation of the curriculum so that the students can access and make progress.
To monitor and evaluate students’ progress against action plans through observation and planned recording.
To provide objective and accurate feedback to students, parents, staff and the VI team.
Qualifications & Experience
Qualifications, Knowledge & Training

GCSE standard or above with Maths and English as a minimum
Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace.
Experience

Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students.
Experience of establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels.
Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload.
Personal Skills, Abilities & Qualities

Good literacy and numeracy skills,
Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
Good administrative and organisational skills.
Ability to interest, encourage, motivate and engage children
Ability to work as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities.
Computer literate – must have good ICT skills including a working knowledge of MS packages e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel etc, as well as using and updating records and databases.
Ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised.
Flexibility of approach to work.
Ability to maintain confidentiality; having tact and diplomacy where necessary.

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

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About Harris Academy Greenwich

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1185 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
020 8859 0133

Harris Academy Greenwich is a happy and successful inner-city London 11-18 school with a thriving 6th Form, and a brand new state-of-the-art building. It is a school where we are as passionate about developing our staff as we are about developing our students.

The Harris Federation is a highly successful group of schools who serve many of the most deprived areas of London. We are collaborative, enterprising and share a passion for turning lives around, yet each school is autonomous and free to set its own vision and strategy for how it does that.

Each Harris school feels completely different in terms of culture and ethos. Perhaps this is the school you’ve been looking for.

Our Mission

In this corner of South East London we have a clear mission: to run a great school which offers every child, regardless of circumstance, the chance to thrive both personally and academically.

We make no apology for believing a key part to a happy and fulfilled life is a great set of exam results. They are the currency which students require to progress to next stage of their education. No amount of celebrity disapproval or stories of success against the odds will convince us otherwise. Results matter to our community.

We know that academic progress is critical to our students enjoying lives of choice and opportunity but that they also need to develop the content of their character and have a range of rich experiences which they will never forget. We want to help students have warm hearts and cool heads so that they are ready for the challenges of adolescence and ultimately adulthood. In short, we want our students to live well.

Our students are very proud to be a part of our school community because they know that this is a place where they can Step into their Greatness.

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