Specialist Teaching Assistant

R.E.A.L. Education delivers alternative educational provision for young people in the East Midlands who often have challenging and complex needs.

Employer R.E.A.L Education
Vacancy type Job: Full - Time
Weekly working hours 30 Hours per week
Salary Salary £15,500 – £18,000 per annum
Location Nottinghamshire
Closing Date 16 March, 2022 at 17:00
Other details This vacancy is open to applicants who are currently unemployed in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Way2Work is a fully funded ESF project run by Futures and its partners with the aim of supporting unemployed people into sustainable employment.
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  • R.E.A.L Education

    R.E.A.L. Education delivers alternative educational provision for young people in the East Midlands who often have challenging and complex needs. 


  • At REAL Education we aspire to be the leading provider of high quality learning opportunities and innovative approaches to enable all children to receive a valuable life changing experience. Our values of trust, innovation and achievement are core to re-thinking engagement and approaches to learning. Could you have the qualities to join us on our journey to outstanding?

    If you want to make a real difference to the lives of young people who find it difficult to access mainstream education, and feel ready to be a higher level superhero we want to hear from you. We are looking for a number of Specialist Teaching Assistants to join us in the Leicester area.

    As a Specialist Teaching Assistant you will be required to support and maintain a high level of learner engagement through collaborative preparation and delivery of an innovative, creative and flexible curriculum. You should use a collaborative and multi-agency holistic approach to delivering an education provision which includes attention to health and safety awareness, risk management and the safeguarding of young people. The role will involve working with learners in 1:1 and small groups.

    The successful candidate will need to hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification in education in addition to having at least three years’ experience of working with

    SEND and autism.

    You should be able to demonstrate knowledge regarding the teaching practice for young children with additional needs and be able to plan sessions and amend if necessary to cater for the learner’s needs.

    Due to this post having access to children/vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

    What you can expect:

    • DBS Checks
    • Employment Checks
    • References Obtained
    • Driving Licence Checks

    In return we can offer you benefits:

    • Competitive Salary
    • Training & CPD
    • Pension
    • Death in Service Benefit
    • On site car parks
    • Disability Confidence Status
    • Join R.E.A.L. Family