Monday – Friday, Term time only (39 weeks per year) 8:30am-4:30pm
About the School:
Darwin School is an independent school in the county of Shropshire, we provide education for students aged 8 to 18. We currently have capacity for up to 20 students.
Pupils are in long-term placements which are usually a duration of around 12-18 months and they all reside in one of our local specialist care homes. Teaching groups are currently a maximum of 4 pupils and staff have extensive knowledge of SEND.
At Darwin School we seek to Nurture, Evolve and Empower our young people.
Nurturing is extremely important for our young people. We believe that our values of kindness, respect and equity are key contributors to a positive learning environment. With our cemented vision and values, we enable our students to build their confidence and self-esteem.
It is also important for our young people to evolve and to become empowered, so that they can believe in themselves and aspire to become the very best that they can be.
All of our students benefit from personalised learning which will enthuse them and enhance their school experience. This enables them to achieve the necessary qualifications in order to open doors to future career paths.
Cambian Group is one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children and adults in the UK. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our team that matches our ethos of believing that every child or young person has a personal best. Our work in the UK embraces many specialist services including adult mental health, acquired brain injury, children’s specialist education, children’s residential services and fostering services.
Students attending the school have been placed in the care of Cambian Group. Some will have statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).
Students may be diagnosed with or present with:
– Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
– Challenging behaviour
– Likely history of placement or family breakdown
– Attachment difficulties
– History of trauma
As a Teaching Assistant you will have a passion for working with young people and want to make a difference in our young people’s lives. You will assist in providing a happy, secure and caring environment in which learning can best take place. This role involves carrying out a range of tasks, under the direction of the Teacher, including care and support of the students and helping to assist in the delivery and evaluation of specific programs within the class.
What we need from you?
Successful candidates will be part of a large supportive team of like-minded professionals who provide targeted education support. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with trained, qualified professionals from across our team to support a successful educational organisation.
As a Teaching Assistant you will:
Supervise and support students in both the classroom and off site in the community
Effectively assist the teacher to plan learning activities
Build and maintain positive professional relationships with staff and young people
Encourage and motivate students to learn and develop
Ability to demonstrate good communication skills including the ability to clarify and explain instructions clearly
Support students in small group and on a 1-2-1 basis.
To enable students to participate in learning activities by providing support, as appropriate for their specific difficulties
Produce legible, accurate and prompt written reports/records
To help students access the national curriculum including developing their literacy and numeracy skills
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is:
Committed to providing educational guidance and support to our young people
Positive in assisting teaching staff in the delivery of lessons to young people
Passionate about improving the lives of others
A positive and consistent role model to others
Innovative, engaging enthusiastic and inspirational
A creative thinker and implementer
An excellent communicator and team player
Seeking career development and training
Cambian is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service use