Senior Teaching Assistant – Hill House School

Annual rate of pay: £23,673.10

Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Hill House School is a 52 week residential special school providing quality care and education for young people between the ages of 11 and 19 with a diagnosis of autism, or whose difficulties place them on the autistic continuum.  Our students often have complex needs, associated learning difficulties and challenging behaviors. The school is in the heart of the New Forest, a beautiful location which is also close to the coast.

Job Profile

We are looking for somebody who has drive and vision and who is committed to a high quality service

We deliver expert Care and Education whilst incorporating opportunities for staff and students to experience the fun side of life. The role is challenging but also extremely rewarding

The successful applicant will work as part of a team under the direction of a qualified teacher assisting students to access a broad curriculum through individual programmes

The Senior Teaching Assistant will be involved in on – going curriculum development and helping to plan and deliver a range of memorable learning experiences

They will be responsible, alongside the class teachers, for mentoring and coaching TA’s new to the role

The Senior Teaching Assistant will have an interest in, and a desire to further develop the Curriculum with a focus on Literacy and Communication

The Senior Teaching Assistant will need to demonstrate the impact of the Hill House curriculum and the progress that students make and be able to present this to a range of stakeholders

The Senior Teaching Assistant will be responsible for line managing a small group of teaching assistants

The Senior Teaching Assistant will have excellent organisational and communication skills as well as being able to work flexibly in relation to tasks undertaken

Successful candidates will need to be practical, creative and inventive. They will be able to interact with people in a variety of ways and be dynamic and proactive

Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. Hill House School is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Cambian will also conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check is part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.



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