Graduate Teaching Assistant

Posted a week ago by Empowering Learning

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£65 - £90/day

Have you just graduated from university and are looking for an income to fill those long summer months?

Empowering Learning are currently recruiting for a Graduate Teaching Assistant on behalf of a "good" Manchester secondary school to support the needs of students on a small group and one to one basis alongside supporting in the mainstream classroom. This Graduate Teaching Assistant position is starting as soon as possible until the end of the academic year and is to cover a long-term sickness.

This Manchester secondary school are part of a trust with students having access to top of the range facilities.

The school:

Opened in 2010

1650 capacity, school is operating around 200 under full capacity

36.4% free school meals

Leadership team has maintained good quality of education in school since last inspection. School continues to improve due to strong leadership with support of SLT.

Innovative staff ensuring pupils receive the best life chances.

Adjustments have improved boys achievement.

Quality of pastoral care in school and values of fairness, ambition and respect stand out. There is a calm learning environment and behaviour in lessons and social time is good.

Attendance is well above the national average

Note - this is not a role where you will be asked to work in five different schools over a week, this is a role in one school from asap until July.

Empowering Learning and the school will also provide you with a fantastic professional reference for your future career providing you are successful in this role.

The hours of this position are 8:30-3pm, offering a good work-life balance alongside the opportunity to gain some invaluable experience. The school have indicated the possibility of this position turning permanent for the right candidate.

This Graduate Teaching Assistant role would be suitable for someone looking to pursue a career in the pastoral sector with experience in a similar field or a post/undergraduate.

What you will need to succeed in this Graduate Teaching Assistant role:

Understanding of the social and emotional needs of young people

An awareness of the circumstances young people are exposed to in 2022, ie CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) CCE (Child Criminal Exploitation)

Ability to establish a positive rapport with young people

DBS on the update service or a willingness to apply for one

A minimum of six weeks experience in a similar setting, applicants from residential care backgrounds, youth work will be considered

Proactive nature and a willingness to learn

Ability to work as part of a team

Understanding of the needs of young people from a range of backgrounds

If you have worked/lived outside of the UK for more than 6 months in the last 5 years you will need an overseas police check to hand- we can not consider a candidate with one in process.

Benefits of this Graduate Teaching Assistant role:

- Great rates of pay - negotiable dependent on experience and interview

- Progressive career - Potential to progress in a school setting or utilise the reference obtained in your chosen sector of employment

- A supportive consultant on hand with five years experience working in Manchester secondary schools to answer any questions you may have

- Success in the role demonstrates numerous transferable skills to potential future employers

- Possibility of a long-term/full-time position if successful in the role

- We can process you a £150 referral fee if you refer someone to us and they go onto work 20 days for us

- We can provide you with a professional reference for your future career.

Note - please only apply if you are able to answer yes to all five screening questions. This is a role starting asap. requiring someone work-ready in line with the outlined criteria. The school are unable to consider applications from candidates who do not meet the criteria and unfortunately we will not be able to respond to or give feedback on unsuitable applications.

To apply please get in contact with James Watts at Empowering Learning or apply directly and i will be in touch asap.

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