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Bradfields Academy

Bradfields Academy

British Sign Language SEN Teaching Assistant

Salary NJC Medway D2 [£19264 - £22129 – pay award pending] pro rata, plus SEN £1,347 pro rata
Hours 31.8 hours per week, term time plus 5 Staff Development Days
Start Date 1st September 2022

This is an opportunity to be part of Bradfields Academy’s successful team. We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified BSL Teaching Assistant to support a specific student who requires sign language to support their education.

Our Academy based in Medway, is a leading centre of excellence in the Special Education sector. We strive to ensure teaching is of a high standard and are extremely child focused, with a phenomenal team atmosphere; this is an ideal work opportunity for someone who is a proactive and dedicated team player.

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant who is passionate and experienced working with students with British Sign Language and want to make a difference to the students’ lives.

  • The successful candidate should be qualified to BSL Level 2 but ideally BSL Level 3.
  • It is desirable you have experience working with students with SEN.
  • Experience from care or school work based experience would be considered.  Previous experience working with moderate to complex learning difficulties within the 4 – 19 age range would be an advantage. 
  • You will have a great work ethic, patience and calming presence and keen to be involved in all aspects of the academy community.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable school-based experience for those seeking a career working with special needs and looking for a new challenge. Some staff have moved into teaching roles within our academy following training.  If you are an outstanding individual who has the relentless drive, the ability to inspire and the resilience for a challenging but rewarding new opportunity please submit an application today.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced criminal record check via the DBS system (for Children & Vulnerable Adults).  We are an equal opportunities employer.

Staff have access to the Trust’s package of benefits, which includes a wide range of professional development opportunities, and wellbeing support. Staff can also join the cycle to work scheme. As a Mindful Employer Organisation, we also encourage staff to take part in regular ‘wellbeing days’ during the year.

Apex Education Recruitment are recruiting for and on behalf of Bradfields Academy.  If you would like an application form please email or call Karen Maynard for more information 01322 741041

Closing Date: Friday 26th August 2022

Interviews: 30th or 31st August 2022

(we reserve the right to interview applicants prior to the closing date)