We have the following vacancy at Russell Martin Foundation:
We are looking for a strong and resilient teaching assistant that can step up and take on any obstacles thrown their way. We are opening a new alternative provision in Brighton & Hove from September, covering pupils from local secondary schools with behavioural issues in their mainstream education. Focused at KS3, you will need to be resilient, confident and able to communicate well with young pupils. A background in pastoral/SEMH will be advantageous. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):
Support for the Pupils
· Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
· Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
· Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
· Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
· Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
· Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teachers
Support for the Teacher
· Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils' work
· Use strategies, in liaison with the teachers, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
· Assist with the planning of learning activities
· Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
· Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' achievement, progress, problems etc
· Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
· Help to establish constructive relationships with partner schools and parents / carers
· Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of pupils' work
· Provide clerical / administrative support, for example photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc
Support for the Curriculum
· Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
· Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teachers
· Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use
· Prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use
Support for the provision
· Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
· Be aware of and support difference and ensure pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
· Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the provision
· Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
· Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
· Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
· Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after normal curriculum hours and at lunchtime
· Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of the centre activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teachers
Job title: AlternativeProvision Classroom Assistant
Qualifications and experience
· Previous experience of working in a classroom environment.
· Previous work experience in a sporting environment in any capacity, e.g. after-school club or sports club.
· NVQ 2 Teacher Assistant or equivalent qualification
· First Aid training (ideally paediatric)
· Previous experience of working in a pastoral/SEMH environment.
· Understanding of relevant policies/code of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
· Good knowledge of safeguarding.
Skills, ability & knowledge
· The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member.
· Computer literacy/word processing/video/photocopier skills.
· Ability to understand RMF roles and responsibilities.
· Good time management skills.
· Ability to relate well to children and adults.
· Be enthusiastic when delivering sessions to children.
· Excellent Interpersonal skills.
· Good communication, team working and organisational skills.
· Good levels of numeracy and literacy.
· Knowledge of health & safety
· Able to take instructions and willing to learn.
· Able to work on your own or as part of a team.
· Preferably an interest in sport
· Preferably experience in SEN
· Understanding of ADHD, ASD, EDB, SEMH, MLD
Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pmWednesday 29th January
To start in February 2020