Teaching Assistants

Posted 29/07/2022 by Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Teaching Assistants - Health & Personal Care

Job description

Ever considered a Teaching Assistant career and interested in helping young people? We are seeking caring, supportive, team-players to join our Supported Learning team at Cambridge Regional College.

With a variety of full time, part time and fixed term positions available for teaching assistants, very flexible with hours/days.

Just some of the rewards you can benefit from joining  as a teaching asssitnt, include:

- Generous holiday leave entitlement 27 days  plus bank holidays and Christmas Closure

- Generous pension scheme - LGPS 22.7%

- Discounted rates on Apple products

- Free on-site gym membership 

- Discounted rates on college courses

- BUPA Health Expenses cash plan and Occupational Health services

- Free on-site car parking

- Exclusive discounts for high street and online stores with Rewards@CRC

- On site sibsidised restaurants, retail and coffee outlets 

- Free Employee Assistant Programme

- Local discounts - including punting, cycling,food, drink and leisure activites.

About our Department and the role of Teaching Assistant:

CRC is a really exciting place to work, and as we grow we are looking for caring, personable and empathetic Teaching Assistants with a real flair for empowering young people to join our Learning Support team.

The Supported Learning Department at CRC educate and care for our most vulnerable students.  Every day is different and Teaching Asssitants  can be supporting our students in a wide range of subjects that help to promote their confidence, independence, employability and self-reliance.  You could be working with students in our college garden, with small animals or doing art, drama, music or wood work skills as well as supporting in cooking lessons and maths and English.

We are ideally seeking candidates who have experience of working in a special education setting or may wish to make the move from primary education or social care.  A knowledge of supporting students working at Entry level and gathering evidence via RARPA would be an advantage.

As part of the role of Teaching Asssitant, you will:
Support students with a range of learning difficulties and other disabilities
Enable reasonable adjustments to help students to engage
Mentor students and encourage them to remain on task
Model skills so that the student can understand the tasks
Assist with Personal Care and health needs
Promote our college values.

What we are looking for in our ideal candidate:

Happy to undergo relevant training
Enjoy working across college faculties i.e. supporting students on a variety of courses
Have recent and demonstrable experience of working with people with special care or and education needs
A positive ‘can do’ attitude, sensitive to others needs, patient and reliable
A team player yet also able to work independently
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

These Teaching Assitant opportunities would either suit someone looking for a new, more flexible role within learning support where they are only working term-time and/or someone keen to transfer existing skills, such as from the care sector, and build a career in supported learning.  Full training and support provided for our Teaching Assistant roles.

Please note: internally this role is called ‘Learning Support Mentor Health and Personal Care’.

Cambridge Regional College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.   

All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The College reserves the right to fill this vacancy ahead of the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

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