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Community Teaching Assistant
Aylesbury

Job reference: 001568

Location: Aylesbury

Closing date: 20/12/2021

Salary: £10.09 to £11.10 per hour

Employment type: Term-time

Have you considered a career in education? Could you inspire young people with learning disabilities to grow and develop? 

As a Community Teaching Assistant, you won't be confined to the classroom. You'll deliver a community-based education programme to young people whose learning difficulties or autism mean that mainstream education won't always meet their needs. Each learner has a bespoke programme that develops key life skills and functional skills, in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

You'll work in our Aylesbury College provision, joining a great team of tutors and learning facilitators, working 38 hours a week on a 39 weeks a year contract.  There may be an element of travelling to other sites in Buckinghamshire. 

Every day is different but one thing is the same: the achievement you will feel as you watch young people blossom into adulthood. Come and add your chapter to our success stories!

If this role is of interest but you can't commit to the hours we also have relief roles that offer flexibility of working hours.

About 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'll need good functional skills, including English, Maths (to grade C or above) and ICT, not only for the benefit of the learner, but to record their progress in our database system. If you are confident in your skills but don't have the qualifications we have a supporting role that does not require the academic qualifications.

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
  • 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 behaviour that can be 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 further education division, providing bespoke education programmes to children and young people for whom more traditional learning environments are not appropriate.

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:

  • 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.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

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.

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. 

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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