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Bradfields Academy

Bradfields Academy

Special Needs Teaching Assistant x6

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. Due to internal promotions and funding for 1-1 students support, we are now  looking to recruit a further 6 Special Needs Teaching Assistants to join our dedicated team.

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 Teaching Assistants who are passionate and experienced working with students with complex needs and want to make a difference to the students’ lives. You will be responsible for providing a dynamic range of support for students with a range of special educational needs both inside and out of the classroom. Students are aged from 4 – 19 years.  You will ensure all students can thrive and fully develop their social, cognitive and emotional skills, working alongside the teacher to be a role model and guide; to motivate and enable all students to achieve whilst having high expectations for the behavioural and intellectual development of each learner.

Within this position it is ideal if you are experienced and knowledgeable to work with learners with special needs; a relevant Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant certification and/or SEND qualifications would be advantageous from care or school work based experience.  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)