HLTA required for Autumn Term 2024

We are looking for a Level 4 HLTA to join our team 

Post:  Level 4 Teaching Assistant

Hours:  32.5 hours per week term time only

Contract:  Permanent

Salary:  Grade 4, £32,076 - £39,186 pro rata

Start Date:  Monday 4th November 2024

Application Closing Date:  Friday 13th September 2024 at 12:00 midday 

Interviews:  Monday 23rd September 2024 

Email Address:                 recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk  

Telephone Number:         0121 464 2141

The role:

We are looking to appoint a Level 4 Teaching Assistant, who is hardworking, ambitious and inspiring and will work in partnership with classroom teachers to develop and educate our children to achieve their targets.  We are seeking a member of staff who must have experience of covering classes. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, positive and enthusiastic, love working with children and a team player.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate should

  • Have good organisation skills and can manage learning sessions
  • Be able to develop positive relationships with young children
  • Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour
  • Have experience of supporting children with moderate to severe SEND needs, including autism, ADHD, behavioural, social and emotional learning difficulties, speech and language needs
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
  • Be a confident and clear communicator with staff and parents
  • Have GCSEs or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and Maths

You must be willing to:

  • support and uphold our Catholic ethos
  • implement planning for specific areas of the curriculum and evaluate impact
  • plan, deliver and assess when working with groups or leading specified sessions
  • design and prepare resources to support adaptive teaching and provide challenge
  • implement strategies as recommended by professionals, support the writing of IEP targets and lead interventions
  • monitor and assess specific children or groups of pupils
  • work in consultation with class teachers to create an environment which is language rich, in terms of spoken language and the use of complementary communication systems such as visual symbols.
  • Supervise and support the work of other teaching assistants

Essential criteria:

  • NVQ3 or equivalent
  • Externally assessed HLTA status
  • A high standard of spoken English 
  • high expectations and a strong commitment to raising standards
  • work with initiative and be self-reliant when appropriate
  • a high standard of general education with good numeracy and literacy skills

Desired criteria:

  • Have experience of teaching small groups and supporting children with SEND on both a 1:1 basis or within the general classroom environment
  • Experience of planning for small groups and specific areas of the curriculum
  • Experience of covering classes
  • Knowledge of the Early Years, KS1, KS2 curriculum
  • Confidence in using ICT and a range of strategies to support children
  • Knowledge of teaching phonics and early mathematics and a range of interventions

What we offer you:

  • A happy and successful school
  • Professional and hard-working staff who go the extra mile for the children
  • Happy and confident children who enjoy learning
  • A committed and supportive Senior Leadership team and Governing Body

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

Dates for visits: Thursday 5th September at 2:00pm or Tuesday 10th September at 2:00pm 

Please email recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk to book this.

How to apply:

The application and other required recruitment forms, job description and person specification are available to download below.

The application form is to be used alongside other required recruitment forms, job description and person specification. Please Note: CVs will not be accepted. 

Completed application forms and other required documents should be sent by email to: recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk by the closing date.

In order for your application to be processed please ensure all required forms are completed and returned.  Information relating to these forms can be found in the ‘Notes to Applicants’ document.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Rehabilitation of Offenders

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks in line with KCSiE, including: Support Staff enhanced DBS; medical fitness; online check; identity and right to work.

All applicants must provide the details of two suitable referees.