Specialist Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Babcock Education - Specialist Support Assistant
Location: Exeter, Devon, GB, EX2 5GF
20hrs per week term time (39 weeks)
Salary: £9,617.07 (Term Time Only - 20hours x 39 weeks)
September 2021 - July 2022

Do you have experience working with children and young people? Are you looking for a career in education and would welcome an opportunity to work with highly specialised and skilled teams? Would you like to join our SEND and Inclusion Teams in an exciting new team which provides a comprehensive training and support package?

About the role

Babcock Education LDP are currently recruiting for a new team of Specialist Support Assistants to work delivering the SEND 100 Project- an exciting new initiative from Devon County Council to support children and young people in mainstream schools. The role will be delivering time limited, targeted packages of support in schools across Devon for pupils with special educational needs. We are looking for focused, enthusiastic and solution focused Support Assistants who are committed to inclusive practice and removing barriers to enable all pupils to access high quality education in their mainstream school. You will need good interpersonal skills and the ability to be able to advocate for the child as well as build positive relationships with key staff in the school.

What do I need to do the role?

We are looking for staff who have:

  • Experience of working with children with SEN
  • A can-do attitude and a solution focused approach
  • The ability to use initiative and work well under pressure
  • The ability to communicate effectively with the children and other staff members
  • Experience working with SEN needs would be preferred but training will be provided

What else do I need to know?

Please note these are fixed term posts until the end of July 2022 pending the successful outcome of the project.

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants: https://www.babcockinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Babcock-Guidance-for-Applicants.pdf

Company Information

Babcock LDP is part of Babcock Education, providing integrated education improvement and specialist intervention services. We work with academies, schools and settings, Devon County Council, other Local Authorities and with a range of regional and national bodies. Babcock LDP provides a single integrated service, which enables us to understand more fully the needs of customers and to deliver the best services to meet those needs in a coherent way. Our mission is to improve the life chances of all children and young people.

Babcock Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Job reference: 34896
Closing date: 21st June 2021

(Interview week beginning 28th June)