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Teaching Assistant Grade 3

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
21/11/2019
Advert End Date:
16/12/2019 12:00
Salary:
£18,426 - £19,171 (pro rata)
Hours per week:
32.5
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
193640
Employment Location:
Laurel Avenue Community Primary School
Closing date:
16 Dec
Further Information

Required from 7th January 2020
Part time/Temporary/ End date: End of Autumn Term 2020/ Term Time Only

The Governors of Laurel Avenue Community Primary School are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic teaching assistant who is highly motivated towards supporting a pupil with behavioural difficulties, to join our team with effect from January 2020.

The role is to support one Key Stage One pupil across the day, following an individual timetable and support plan that is in place.

You will support the pupil in all aspects of learning, helping them to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and individually for example:
•Clarifying and explaining instructions
•Following and planning for an individual sensory diet
•Planning for and implementing interventions linked to recommendations from speech and language therapist and occupational therapist
•Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided
•Motivating and encouraging the pupil as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs
•Using praise, positive feedback and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
•Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about the support plan, contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
•Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
•Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
•When necessary, applying positive handling techniques (Team Teach – training can be provided)

If you are able to demonstrate your motivation and passion for working as part of our supportive, resilient team to ensure the best possible outcomes for this pupil, then we would love to hear from you.

This job is not open to job share.

The successful applicant will:

• have a positive, empathetic attitude towards pupils and others
• be able to work as part of a team and use initiative when required
• be flexible, resilient and adaptable
• have experience of working with pupils with behavioural difficulties
• have experience of contributing to team planning including identifying the next steps
• be able to motivate and engage pupils in the learning process using a range of strategies
• be able to manage competing demands and have excellent behaviour management skills including:
- interpersonal skills
- communication [verbal and written]
- organisation

Our school can offer you:
• A thriving, well-resourced and attractive learning environment
• Friendly, enthusiastic children
• A dedicated, supportive and welcoming staff team
• Opportunities for professional development and support

Application forms are available from this website and should be returned to the school.

Closing date for completed applications is 16th December 2019 at noon.
Interview date: Thursday 21st December 2019
Must be able to complete DBS application before/on Friday 22nd December


If you would like to visit the school, please make an appointment with our Headteacher, Gaynor Davison.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required

Laurel Avenue Community Primary School
The Woodlands, Durham, DH1 2EY

Tel: 0191 3868416
Email: laurelavenue@durhamlearning.net
Website: http://www.laurelavenue.durham.sch.uk/