Job reference: 000485
Location: Milton Keynes
Closing date: 22/01/2021
Employment type: Term-time
Have you considered a career in education? Could you inspire young people with learning disabilities to grow and develop? Every day is different but one thing is the same: the sense of achievement you will feel as you watch young people blossom into adulthood.
Due to growth, we are looking for additional Community Teaching Assistants in the Milton Keynes area. You'll be joining a great team of tutors and facilitators, working 38 hours a week, 37 weeks a year.
Come and add your chapter to our success stories!
Our Teaching Assistants work mostly out in the community rather than in a classroom setting. You will deliver bespoke education programmes to the learners you're working with. You'll support them to work towards their education targets and learn practical life skills such as ICT, shopping, cooking etc. Some young people attend work experience or college.Because some learners are supported 1:1, the role may involve lone working, often in the community. Some young people require support with intimate care or medication and they may, if feeling particularly anxious, show behaviours of concern. You'll have full training and support in all these areas.The work is both challenging and inspiring and you are ultimately supporting a young person to prepare for their transition into adult life. We will provide you with an extensive and ongoing training programme and dedicated local support from your Team Coordinator.
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 this 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.
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.
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:
How to applyIf 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.
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.
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