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Teaching Assistant

  • £22724 per annum
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Posted: 23/05/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 176TACambsMay24

Job Details

Teaching Assistant Opportunity at a Cambridge College
Position: Permanent (term-time only) 
Salary: £22,724 per annum pro rata 
Location: On-site

About the Role
We are seeking a dedicated Teaching Assistant to join the Supported Learning Department, focusing on the education and care of vulnerable students. This role offers a diverse daily experience, where you will support students across various subjects to boost their confidence, independence, employability, and self-reliance.

Activities may include:

  • Working in the college garden
  • Handling small animals
  • Engaging in art, drama, music, and woodworking
  • Supporting cooking lessons
  • Assisting with Maths and English

Ideal candidates may have experience in special education, primary education, or social care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support students with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Implement reasonable adjustments to aid student engagement.
  • Mentor students and encourage them to stay on task.
  • Demonstrate skills to help students understand tasks.
  • Assist with personal care and health needs.
  • Promote college values and a positive learning environment.

Candidate Profile

  • Qualifications: GCSE English grade C / 4 or equivalent.
  • Training: Willing to undergo relevant training.
  • Flexibility: Enjoys working across various college faculties.
  • Experience: Recent and demonstrable experience with special educational needs (preferred but not essential).
  • Attributes: Positive ‘can do’ attitude, sensitivity to others' needs, patience, reliability, teamwork, and the ability to work independently.
  • Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This role is perfect for individuals seeking a flexible position within learning support or those looking to transition from the care sector to a career in supported learning. Full training and support with be given for this Teaching Assistant position

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of vulnerable students and meet the criteria above, we encourage you to apply today.