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Job reference: 002078
Location: Milton Keynes
Closing date: 30/05/2022
Salary: £10.09 - £11.10 per hour
Employment type: Term-time
Would a term- time role in education suit your lifestyle? No experience necessary - we will provide full training.
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 may be working with someone like Amanda*. She had been supported 2:1 in school and was not included in any of the group lessons. During her first term with us we developed a communication system that enabled Amanda to make active choices in her day and have control of how, where and what she was learning. This in turn made her more secure and confident in her learning and by using a communication method - pictures/visuals - that made sense to her we had a dramatic reduction in behaviours that challenge and Amanda was not only able to join in group sessions with peers but also made friends with other learners.
You'll work in the Milton Keynes area, working 38 hours a week 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.
*Name changed for confidentiality
About usMacIntyre 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.
Our No Limits division provides bespoke education programmes to children and young people for whom more traditional learning environments may not have worked.
What we need from 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 good functional skills, including English, Maths and ICT.
You must be a driver with your own transport, willing and able to travel across the Milton Keynes area, supporting young people from their own homes. Reasonable mileage is reimbursed.
GCSEs (or equivalent) minimum C grade in English and Mathematics are essential.
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.
If you do not have an educational qualification, we will support you to complete the Education and Training Diploma Level 3.
Pay and Rewards
We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:
The salary range above is dependent upon whether someone has a teaching qualification, and the range is the actual term-time rate for the job.
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, call us - 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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