Job reference: 001304
Location: Milton Keynes
Closing date: 06/10/2021
Salary: £16,340 - £17,974 a year actual
Employment type: Term-time
Would a term- time role in education suit your lifestyle? 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 whose learning difficulties or autism mean that mainstream education won't always meet their needs. Using a tailored curriculum, you teach what is important for the individual; key life skills and appropriate lessons in literacy, numeracy and ICT.
You'll work in the Milton Keynes area, working either full-time (38 hours) on a 37 weeks a year contract.
Every day is different but one thing is the same: the achievement you will feel as you watch young people blossom into adulthood.
Experience is not essential
For us, the underlying ability and attitude are more important than experience to make a great Community Teaching Assistant.
If you have not worked in education before then please don’t be put off. We can provide all of the specialist training you need but we can't train you to be kind, to have initiative, to be friendly and patient and those are essential qualities for this work.
You'll need good functional skills, including English, Maths and ICT.
What we need from you
Perhaps you’ve worked in special education, as a Learning Support Assistant or Teaching Assistant. Perhaps you've been a Support Worker in the social care sector. However, experience is not essential. For us, underlying ability and attitude are just as important as background and experience.
If you have not worked in the field of education before then please don’t be put off. We can provide all of the specialist training you need, but we can't train you to be kind, to have initiative, to be friendly and patient; and those are essential qualities for this work.
You must be a driver with your own transport, willing and able to travel across the area, supporting young people from their own homes. Reasonable mileage is reimbursed.
GCSEs (or equivalent) minimum C grade in English and Mathematics are essential.
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.
As part of our award winning charity, No Limits provides education programmes to children and young people for whom more traditional learning environments may not have worked. No Limits provides an education programme which is purposefully designed to be right for them. We provide personalised education plans in the community for young people with learning difficulties and/or autistic spectrum conditions.
Training and Development
At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.
But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.
Pay and Rewards
We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:
The range quoted above is the actual pro-rated salary for the role (pre-deductions), depending on qualifications
How to applyIf this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website and complete our online application form. If you have any queries, give us a call on 01908 357016.
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 children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.
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During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process. It also means we are requesting that our current and future employees can commit to employment only with MacIntyre at present.
Additionally, please be aware that Government consultation is currently underway regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for supportive living and outreach services. If legislative or other requirements change in the future in these or other provisions, we may need to make vaccination mandatory for staff joining us.
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