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Job Title:  Higher Level Teaching Assistant – specialist post   (Complex ASD and behaviour experience required)

Closing Date:  10.12.2021

Interview Date:  As soon as possible

Contract Type:  Permanent – 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Holiday entitlement means you are paid for 45.248 weeks per year

Salary:  £21,500.00 (FTE) Further pay award pending to be backdated to September 2021

Base:  Doubletrees School

Start date:  As soon as possible

This is an exciting training and professional development opportunity, to join our team and to support the school in line with its shared values and improvement priorities.  Doubletrees School provides a creative and ambitious centre of learning for over 90 pupils with a range of complex learning and communication needs aged from 2-19 years.

The school is a member of the Special Partnership Trust, an ambitious and inspiring collaboration of specialist provision in Cornwall, with a focus on excellence in learning for everyone.  As well as complementing  teacher’s delivery of the curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, pupils and school policies and strategies, this role will suit those who have specialist higher skills, especially within ASD and complex behaviour environments.

We are seeking to appoint self-motivated, caring and dedicated Higher Level Teaching Assistants.  You will be an advocate for Team Teach and train, support and coach staff to enhance and upskill school teams.  As a key member of staff you will work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.  Also to supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers and to cover PPA.  Experience and a passion for supporting young people with complex learning, ASD and sensory needs is vital.

Doubletrees School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of checks and references, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you have the commitment, energy, initiative and drive to help us meet our core values, then we welcome your application.

Please visit the school website www.doubletrees.org.uk for further information and an application pack.

Completed applications should be returned to Lorna Rabey lrabey@doubletrees.org.uk

Please note that we do not accept CV’s.