Gloucestershire
£42,943.00 Gross per Annum

SN14 | School Support / SEN Teaching Assistant

Ref: 2121| Posted: 24th Nov 2021

Full-Time School Support / Teaching Assistant
Location: Chippenham, SN14
Wage: £42,943.00 Gross per Annum (paid in equal installments over 12 months) | £22.94 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experience working in a secondary school setting and previously supported a student through A levels.
Desirable: Educated to degree level or equivalent
Days & Hours: Term time: Monday to Friday 7.30am – 5.00pm (47.5 hours per week) 18 weeks holidays per year.
Family/Client Pets: Yes, a dog at home
Recruiter: jade@snapcare.co.uk

About this client:
Our client Jonathan is 15 years old, he lives at home with his Mum, Dad, and two younger sisters. Jonathan is a highly intelligent, outgoing, and charming young man, and is currently getting prepared to begin studying English language A Levels. He attends a private secondary school and requires a TA / LSA to enable him to access the curriculum. He has a wide range of interests and hobbies, including listening to classical music, writing poetry, and baking. Jonathan is currently campaigning for a better education system for students with additional needs and he writes a blog – an incredible young man. He also writes a blog, you can check it out HERE

Due to a traumatic birth, Jonathan sustained Brain Damage, as a result, he has complex medical needs and requires assistance with all areas of personal and self-care, has a gastrostomy PEG and is dependent on a ventilator during the night. Jonathan is an extremely eloquent young man and uses a spelling board to communicate.

Overview of role:
The role will involve working alongside Jonathan and another team members, and family supporting him with his study programme, campaigning, and communication and at school or at home if required. Jonathan is extremely bright, therefore he needs a Teaching Assistant / School Support that can keep up with him, understands the curriculum, and can plan ahead to ensure he is making the best use of his time so that he gets the most out of his course. The role will involve supporting Jonathan with his personal care and healthcare needs, excellent training is provided in all areas of his support and care plan.

Who this job would suit:
An experienced School Support, Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant specifically with experience or knowledge of secondary education and A Levels, preferably English. This is a long-term position.

What’s great about this job:
James is a truly remarkable young man, and a pleasure to work with and support. Excellent training available. This is a unique opportunity and the successful candidate who is offered this role will be joining a great team, and gaining lots of new skills.

Who is working with this client?
We are working in association with a case manager on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to Snap Care sending your CV and contact details directly to our client for their consideration