Overview

Are you bored of your 9-5 job? Do you want to support young people who have experience trauma and transform their lives? Do you want to have seasonal holidays off work and have more of a work life balance? Look no further and join us as a Teaching Assistant at Cambian Oakwood school.

Cambian Group is one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children and adults in the UK. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our team that matches our ethos of believing that every child or young person has a personal best. Our work in the UK embraces many specialist services including adult mental health, acquired brain injury, children’s specialist education, children’s residential services and fostering services.

Students attending the school have been placed in the care of Cambian Group. Some will have statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

Gender: Mixed

Age range: 7 – 16 years

Placement: 39 week, day

Students may be diagnosed with or present with:

–           Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties

–           Challenging behaviour

–           Likely history of placement or family breakdown

–           Attachment difficulties

–           History of trauma

Many of the pupils that attend Oakwood School have previously struggled to engage in education and their experiences of education has been negative.

Oakwood School’s mission is to raise learner’s confidence and self-esteem through an inspiring and engaging curriculum; to enable learners to see the benefit of education helping the learners to develop creative and enquiring minds; to support learners to develop social and emotional skills and give them a sense of ambition so that they can meet their academic potential and make a positive contribution to the community.

We believe that education is the key to success. We aim to dismantle barriers to learning through a therapeutic Thrive@ approach to yield positive outcomes, leading to greater integration with community and society.

We have taken a broader, more flexible approach to the curriculum so that it is not only tailored to the needs, skills and interests of the learners but also to provide a balance of academic, artistic, cultural, vocational and civic elements. We extend learning beyond the confines of the classroom to build essential independent skills, foster teamwork and to promote community collaboration through charity work, work experience and school trips.

Students’ progress and achievement are constantly monitored in order to adapt teaching and learning with further support or to stretch and challenge our students accordingly

As a Teaching Assistant you will have a passion for working with young people and want to make a difference in our young people’s lives. You will assist in providing a happy, secure and caring environment in which learning can best take place. This role involves carrying out a range of tasks, under the direction of the Teacher, including care and support of the students and helping to assist in the delivery and evaluation of specific programs within the class.

What we need from you?

Successful candidates will be part of a large supportive team of like-minded professionals who provide targeted education support. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with trained, qualified professionals from across our team to support a successful educational organisation.

As a Teaching Assistant you will:

Supervise and support students in both the classroom and off site in the community
Effectively assist the teacher to plan learning activities
Build and maintain positive professional relationships with staff and young people
Encourage and motivate students to learn and develop
Ability to demonstrate good communication skills including the ability to clarify and explain instructions clearly
Support students in small group and on a 1-2-1 basis.
To enable students to participate in learning activities by providing support, as appropriate for their specific difficulties
Produce legible, accurate and prompt written reports/records
To help students access the national curriculum including developing their literacy and numeracy skills

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is:

Committed to providing educational guidance and support to our young people
Positive in assisting teaching staff in the delivery of les

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