Job details

Community Teaching Assistant - Full and Part-time

Job reference: 001555

Location: Amersham

Closing date: 16/12/2021

Salary: £17,107.79 - £18,818.57 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 Flackwell Heath and Amersham areas, working either full-time (38 hours) or part-time (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) on a 39 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.

You must be a driver with your own transport insured for business use, 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.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our Community Teaching Assistants 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 the Community Teaching Assistant role sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

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.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

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.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID-19 Information

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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