Teaching Assistant - working 1:1 with pupils

Location: Dawn House School, Helmsley Rd, Rainworth, Mansfield, NG21 0DG

Contract: 6 month fixed term contract, Full time (35 hours per week), 40 weeks per year (term time plus 1 week during school closure period)

Annual Salary: £9.50 per hour (Annual salary = £15,368.15)

Start Date: September 2022

We are looking for two exceptional and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to work 1-1 with pupils at Dawn House School.  This is a six-month fixed term contract with a possibility that this may be made permanent.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a large, fantastic team who are committed to delivering excellent outcomes for all pupils. This is a unique opportunity to join a warm, friendly and caring school.

You will provide learning support to pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties in the Chimes provision of our school, contributing to planning, assessing and recording as appropriate and contributing to meetings.

Full details of the role and responsibilities can be found in the job description.

Dawn House School is a non-maintained residential specialist school for up to 95 children and young people aged 5 to 19 years who have severe and complex speech language and communication difficulties and / or Asperger’s Syndrome with average cognitive abilities.

The last Ofsted Section 5 (February 2018) judged the provision at Dawn House to be ‘outstanding’ across all areas.

Dawn House School is one of I CAN’s two specialist schools which together provide intensive support for children aged 4 to 19. I CAN is the children’s communication charity. We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

For an informal discussion please contact Michelle Smith (Lead Practitioner for Chimes) on 01623 795 361.

All details of the post and supplementary information is available to download below. To apply, please send your completed application form to k.lindley@dawnhouse-ican.notts.sch.uk by the closing date. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 4 July 2022

Interview date: 11 July 2022

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are from ethnic minority backgrounds and those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you. 

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Dawn House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS, barred list and NCTL check.



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