Job details

Community Teaching Assistant
High Wycombe

Job reference: 002310

Location: High Wycombe

Closing date: 31/08/2022

Salary: £17,107 - £18,818 a year actual

Employment type: Term-time

Have you considered a career in education? No experience necessary, we will train you.

With an increase in students registered for the new term, we are creating a number of new roles to join our education team. 

As a Community Teaching Assistant, you won't be confined to the classroom. You'll teach young people aged 16 to 25, whose learning difficulties or autism mean that mainstream education won't always meet their needs. Using a bespoke curriculum, you teach what is important for the individual: key life skills and appropriate lessons in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

You'll be based in the High Wycombe and Flackwell Heath area, working 39 weeks a year either full-time (Mon - Fri) or part-time (four days a week).  

Every day is different but one thing is the same: the achievement you will feel as you watch young people blossom into adulthood. 

About you

Perhaps you’ve worked in special education, as a Learning Support Assistant or Teaching Assistant. But experience is not essential.  If you share our values, are warm, friendly and willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit. We’re looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.

You'll need GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English, and good ICT skills.

You must be a driver with your own transport, willing and able to travel across the area. Reasonable mileage is reimbursed.

Some things you need to know

  • Most of your work will be during term-time but there is up to three weeks' training and development commitment during academic holidays
  • As a Community Teaching Assistant, you will often be out in public lone-working 1:1 with a learner
  • Some young people require assistance with personal care or medication
  • They may, if feeling particularly anxious, show behaviours that may be deemed as challenging.

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

No Limits is our division providing bespoke education to young people for whom school or college may not always be the best solution.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • 5.6 weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)   

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

​​​​​​​Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

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MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of the children, young people and adults we support. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

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COVID-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we take every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process and your employment with MacIntyre.