Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Full time long term
We are seeking a dedicated Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to provide support for our KS3 and KS4 curriculum, specifically for students with SEN. In collaboration with the SENCO, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and deliver structured executive functioning and organizational programs, anxiety/anger management initiatives, therapy strategies reinforcement, and Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language programs. Prior experience in supporting students with autism or high levels of anxiety is crucial for this role.
The school Offer:
Strong team dynamics and excellent working relationships
Opportunities for on-the-job learning and professional development
Successful Candidates Will:
Collaborate with the SENCO, ARC Manager, and Pastoral Manager to enhance the achievement of specific student groups
Coordinate an additional nurture course for students requiring more support than Level 5 TAs
Assist teachers in delivering the KS3 and KS4 in-class curriculum to students with SEN
Ensure effective communication between Learning & Inclusion, ARC, and other stakeholders
Serve as the lead TA for up to 6 students
Model best practices from the EEF guidance "Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants" for the TA team and teachers
Provide support to students individually or in small groups
Assist with healthcare, first aid, and personal needs as required
Take on general responsibilities within the ARC/Learning & Inclusion team
Recent experience working with secondary school students and prior experience as a Teaching Assistant or in a similar role
Prior experience working with autistic students exhibiting high levels of anxiety
Demonstrated energy and enthusiasm
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.