Job details

Community Teaching Assistant

Job reference: 000555

Location: Aylesbury

Closing date: 03/02/2021

Salary: £17,107 - £18,818

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 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 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 behaviour that can be 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.

Training and benefits

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training. We will support you in the requirement for our Community Teaching Assistants to gain the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, free of charge.

Our benefits include:

  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

Part-time positions are pro rata.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click Apply on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Safer Recruitment Statement

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

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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