Kickstart - Teaching Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 07 November 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 25 December 2021
Location: Borehamwood, WD79BL
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000330175

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Clore Shalom School

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and confident person to join our friendly, dedicated, hardworking team. You must enjoy taking responsibility and work well both independently and in a team. The post includes lunchtime supervision. You will learn to provide high level support to teachers in the management of pupil learning. Your line manager will be the Deputy Head teacher but you may work with different teachers. You will work under the day-to-day supervision of the teacher to whom you are assigned.

Main Duties and Responsibilities • Attend to pupils personal needs, • Prepare all learning spaces including classrooms and outside spaces and clear afterwards • To develop genuine bonds with the pupils and support colleagues to sensitively fulfil their responsibilities • To be vigilant and protect pupils from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately • To respect confidentiality including use of data • To reflect on practice and daily routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each pupil • To monitor and maintain a healthy, safe and secure working environment • To ensure records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively • To respect and value all colleagues, pupils and parents, encouraging a positive and diverse working environment • To co-operate and work effectively with the Deputy Head teacher, taking on additional responsibilities/duties when necessary • Liaise with parents and carers, under the direction of the teacher • To work as part of a team to ensure that the school lunch period provides a caring and supportive environment for all pupils • To act as a role model setting high expectations for pupils’ development of appropriate social skills • To be aware of our policies and procedures and ensure these are adhered to • Implement the Behaviour Strategy in line with school policy • To attend reasonable out-of-working-hours training and meetings • Assist with the display of pupils’ work • Provide clerical/admin support • To keep accurate records of allocated pupils and to implement and review, in conjunction with the teacher in charge, for parents/carers. • Assist and support with the planning and delivery of learning activities suitable to the age range of the pupils, responsibility for a group, under the direction of a teacher • To have responsibility for the assessment and recording and monitoring of the needs of allocated pupils when under the direction of the teacher in charge The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. You will be expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time-to-time be necessary.

Numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to NVQ level 2 or GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths, or equivalent preferred

Monday-Friday, 25 hours between 8.00am-3.30pm, term time only.

National Minimum Wage

NB Disclosure and Barring Service The school follows safer recruitment practices to protect its pupils. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be carried out for all successful applicants.

Training will be given in use of modern technology to support teaching and learning and training will be given to manage pupils.

In addition, they will receive specific employability skills training and coaching from 88 Keys Consulting. This will be delivered through three sessions, one at the start, one in the middle and one towards the end of the placement. They will cover:

Goal Setting and Getting Sorted: An individual session, delivered near the start of the placement, looking at what the employee wants to achieve during the placement and what direction they would like their career to head in. Basic work skills such as team work, time management and presentation skills will also be covered.

Looking to the Long Term: An individual session, delivered half way through the placement, looking at what the next steps after the placement might be, updating their CV and putting together a plan of action to find their next role.

Finding the right job: An individual session delivered towards the end of the job, looking at next steps for their employment, practicing interview skills and exploring opportunities for networking and finding roles in their chosen sector.
Throughout the programme their 88 Keys Consultant will be on hand to help with job applications and answer any queries they may have.

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