Educational Support Worker

Location Plymouth
Discipline: 1:1 SEN
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £19454 to £21000
Contact name: Alex Moore

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Job ref: 52241
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: 04/08/2022

Educational Support Worker - Plymouth - SEPTEMBER START

The school like to utilise their TAs in different year groups across the Primary School. 

Working hours are 8:30-15:30 Monday to Friday.

The pupils are referred from the Local Authority or direct from Plymouth Primary Schools. The pupils are excluded or at risk of exclusion so all display challenging behaviours. Children are taught in a personalised thematic curriculum designed to re-engage them into education. 

Pupils have a high level of support with a 1:1 learning mentor. The aim is that the pupil can return to education with better personal skills and strategies to support them. There is a strong emphasis on assessment of the whole child and sharing this both formally for SEND assessment but also with family and home school use. 

You will be supporting 1:1 engaging the students in their work by going through worksheets in their main subjects of; MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE & ART. As well as these subjects you will be supporting students on Outdoor Learning which is around 50% of the school curriculum. Outdoor learning will be attending places such as; aquariums, swimming pools, forests, beaches, parks etc. You may be asked to pick up the students from their home. Pay will be between £70 - £80 per day depending on experience. 

You will be given a full training programme with support in MAPA de-escalation and LOTC (learning outside of the classroom) training alongside health and safety and first aid.

What the role involves:

  • Supporting the class teacher with the delivery of the Curriculum.
  • Working in partnership with parents, teachers and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make excellent progress.
  • Helping pupils develop independent learning skills, manage their own learning and prioritise their time.
  • Manage Challenging Behaviour.
  • Become a positive role model to the children.
  • Attend Outdoor Education sessions every afternoon out of school with Students.

What we require:

  • Be an excellent practitioner.
  • Offer drive, kindness, enthusiasm, imagination and commitment.
  • Establish a caring, inclusive environment with a focus on developing the whole child.
  • Be passionate about achievement for every child and committed to on-going professional learning.

Full Training to be provided for this role beginning in September, should you be successful. 

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.

Opus Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education'. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.