Level 2 Teaching Assistant Fixed Term
Fixed term to 31/08/2025
32.50 Hours per week 39 Weeks per Year
About the role
Our mission is simple, we develop individual excellence, embrace opportunities and build communities with the Gospel values at the heart. St Marys Catholic College are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals who will promote students' development in a safe and secure environment. Your role will be to support students by developing an understanding of the student's specific needs in order to help them learn as effectively as possible, whilst ensuring their safety and well-being.
The SEND department at St. Marys is committed to inclusion and we have two specialist bases on site; the Arc (Autism base) and the Element Centre ( a short term SEMH intervention on site). Both offer opportunities to work within specialist teams.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
To promote students' development in a safe, secure, challenging environment
To meet the physical/medical needs of the student according to a students individual care plan whilst encouraging independence wherever possible. Medical needs include the administration of medicines by mouth or other medical procedures provided appropriate training has been given by an appropriate person.
To develop an understanding of the student's specific needs in order to help them learn as effectively as possible
To encourage inclusion within the classroom
To display students' work to reflect their achievement
To encourage good personal hygiene and assist with necessary self-help skills (feeding, toileting, dressing etc.)
To facilitate small group and 1-1 interventions as directed by the SENDCO (homework club, social skills, Precision Teaching, ELSA)
A unique opportunity to work for a MAT which is one of 87 national teaching school hubs and includes the lead school for Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub
Mentoring and high level training
A stable and well established SEND team with opportunities to work in both mainstream and specialist settings
Encouragement to develop your career with excellent promotion opportunities and opportunities
A caring environment with well-being and work/life balance at its core.
Inclusion in whole school and MAT teams ¿ working together to achieve ambitious outcomes whilst valuing every individual¿s contribution
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, Holy Family Multi Academy Trust will undertake general online searches for all shortlisted candidates, this may include social media and video platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok and You Tube. Online searches will only examine data that is publicly available, and the aim is to identify any incidents or issues. Any areas of concern will be discussed during the interview process.
We are committed to safeguarding the young people in our care, and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to relevant clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and individually take responsibility for doing so.
To apply for this position, please send a covering letter and completed application form for the attention of Mr K Maddocks, Headteacher, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please visit the Vacancies section on our website www.stmaryswallasey.com.