Job details

Community Teaching Assistant - Full and Part-time
Flackwell Heath

Job reference: 000554

Location: Flackwell Heath

Closing date: 19/02/2021

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 skils and functional skills, in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

You'll work in our Flackwell Heath and Amersham provision, joining a great team of tutors and learning facilitators, working either full-time (38 hours) or part-time (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) on a 39 weeks a year contract.  There may be an element of travelling and training in Aylesbury 

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

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'll need good functional skills, including English, Maths and ICT, not only for the benefit of the learner, but to record their progress in our database system. 

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 behaviours that may be deemed as challenging.

About us

MacIntyre is a leading UK provider of support services to people with learning disabilities. 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 educational plans in the community for young people (16 - 25 years) with learning difficulties and/or autistic spectrum conditions.

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.

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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