Team Leader - Specialist Teaching Assistant
Job Title: Team Leader - Specialist Teaching Assistant s Company: NISAI Job Ref: NISAI-STA-EDVOC Location: Nottingham Working Term: Term-time Salary: £19,000 - £24 ,000 pa Description These positions will involve supporting learners who may have Learning Difficulties / Disabilities, Physical Difficulties or Behavioural issues. The successful candidates will be committed to providing outstanding support and will be able to motivate and inspire students to be successful. Additionally they will have behavioural management and team leadership experience and qualities to drive continuous improvement. Main duties and responsibilities: § Carry out your duties in line with the stated ethos, principles, policies and procedures of NISAI § Work in a collaborative manner with colleagues to support the main objectives of improving outcomes for children and young people. § Act responsibly as a member of staff to establish the trust, confidence and support of managers and colleagues and to maintain effective working relationships with all. § Contribute towards a working culture and environment which is effective, efficient, safe, considerate and supportive and which promotes equality of opportunity. § Ensure the safeguarding of children and young people is central to all activities and that responsibilities to monitor and report any concerns to appropriate managers are fulfilled. § Lead a team of Specialist Teaching assistant by providing them with direction and guidance. § Developing new or improving existing processes and procedures within the centre. § Developing new or improving existing any behavioural change programmes and training the team on these § Training the team and assisting them with their individual CPD § Undertaking activities with either individuals or groups of learners to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development. § Carrying out pre-determined educational activities and work programmes whilst promoting independent learning. § Working to establish a supportive relationship with the learners and parents/carers. § Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of learners with special needs. § Promoting and reinf orcing the learners self- esteem. § Support and respond to the needs of the learners with complex special needs such as autism and ADHD. § Monitoring individual learner’s needs and reporting these to key staff as appropriate. § Keeping such records of the learner's development as are required by NISAI . § Assisting teaching staff in the planning of work programmes for individuals and groups of learners. § Assisting the teaching staff in the smooth transition between educational phases and re-inclusion of learners into schools. § Preparing reports for and attending learner review meetings as required. § To support disengaged young people to relate positively to the relevance of education‚ training and employment in improving their life prospects. § Raising motivation/ attainment of students whose behaviour or circumstances have lead them to underachieve or be educationally disadvantaged. § Contribute to drawing up and implementing an action plan for each student/ group of students‚ that need extra support § To provide educational and mentoring support for learners with additional support needs § Implementing strategies and supporting pupils in self-esteem and confidence-building activities; § Listening to and helping pupils resolve a range of issues that are creating barriers to learning; § Drawing up agreed action plans with pupils, which outlin e the aims of the mentoring required ; § Working with student s to ensure their levels of attendance and contribution are high ; § To liaise closely with students t eacher s‚ to promote a situation of positive regard and respect for the students § Assisting with record keeping assoc iated with individual learners § A ssisting with equipme nt used by individual learners § Mentoring learners with both written and practical assignments § Pursue the integration of equal opportunities and inclusive learning throughout Nisai’s activities. § Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others § Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the post § This job description is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key tasks and responsibilities of the post. These key tasks and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the post holder. In undertaking the above role, the post holder will be expected to comply with any policies and procedures Nisai may issue and also to undergo an enhanced CRB check . The successful candidate will have: Experience · minimum of 5 years post qualified experience · minimum of 5 years working experience in supporting learners with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties or medical needs · assessing the needs of individual young people · collaborative work with a range of other adults · maintaining records of learners’ progress · assisting with planning and delivering the National Curriculum and support · supporting young people with additional needs Education and Training · related and relevant qual ification · evidence of relevant professional development Knowledge and Understanding · appropriate resources to support young people with behavioural, emotional, social or medical difficulties · national initiatives in Children’s Services and Inclusion · strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners Skills and Attributes · ability to persuade and motivate · ability to give and receive direction · ability to give and receive feedback · ability to work with and support learners in challenging situations with minimum supervision · effective verbal and written communication skills · effective support skills to assist teaching and learning in young people · energy, enthusiasm and stamina in the face of a difficult and challenging area of work · report writing skills
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