Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Reporting to: Head of Education
Location: Cavendish View School, Liverpool
At Ambito, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life, regardless of their background or disability. The aim of our services is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for adults, young people and children.
To provide a high-quality education support service to students, in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Regulatory Body.
Support the effective delivery of education and independence programmes through the effective supervision of a small team of Learning Support staff
Act as a positive role model by providing guidance for your own team and contributing to their performance and professional development
Have the ability to balance conflicting priorities presented during the school day by addressing unpredictable situations and the changing requirements and needs of students and staff.
To support the class teacher in order to ensure the delivery of a high-quality education for all students
To support the class teacher to ensure that all relevant education policies and procedures are implemented in full
To provide relevant and appropriate support to students, on an individual or group basis, in order to enable them to access the curriculum as independently as possible
To promote, in line with Company policies, the physical, educational and moral development of the students
To ensure that the available equipment and resources are used, stored and maintained efficiently, reporting any maintenance issues to the appropriate staff
To support the class teacher in organising the classroom, its resources, student groupings and displays to provide a stimulating learning situation appropriate for students with SEMH/Complex Needs
To support the teacher to write, update, implement and evaluate documentation relating to the individual student.
To work collaboratively with the class teacher to adequately plan to ensure the safety of students, in line with risk assessments, while both on and off site
To produce appropriate and effective resources/teaching aids at the request of, and following a brief provided by, the class teacher and/or tutor
To contribute as a member of the School’s multi-professional team, ensuring good working relationships with colleagues
To contribute to and help implement developments that relate to the School Development Plan
Work with and manage challenging behaviour, enabling learners to develop from needing external control, to developing self-control
To make, use and keep records in accordance with Company policies and procedures and standards set by the Regulatory Body
To keep up-to-date with specified subject area, educational practice and SEND-related information
Safeguard all learners and ensure their safety and wellbeing
Liaise with staff from other departments to provide a consistent approach to all aspects of learner education
Maintain regular communication and liaison both informally and in meeting times, ensuring a consistent approach to education of learners
Ensure that the service operates to agreed budgets and contribute to keeping within these budgets as instructed
Exercise vigilance in respect of Health and Safety and promptly report all hazards and/or remedying them where appropriate. Undertake all duties in a manner calculated to minimise or avoid unnecessary risks, personally or to others.
Report issues and/or incidents relating to staff and students that have arisen in the day promptly to the relevant Line Manager or appropriate person
Operate at all times in accordance with Company policies and procedures, with particular reference to Safeguarding, Child Protection, Whistleblowing, Complaints and Representations and Behaviour Policies
Participate in training and take responsibility for personal development
Participate in team meetings, supervisions and annual reviews in accordance with Company policy and the standards set by the Regulatory Body
Work to promote the school as a valued, professional asset within its community and conduct themselves at all times in a manner that reinforces this image
Ensure that all actions are in the interests of the students and the Company.
To work to and exhibit the values of the Company and maintain standards of behaviour in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices
To carry out any other reasonable and relevant duties as required
This job description should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.
Successful candidates for all posts will undergo a minimum of 6 months’ probation period.
Ambito Care and Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults. All offers of employment are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, in line with our stringent safer recruitment policy.
Our Core Values
We are Supportive by promoting opportunities for everyone so they can reach their full potential
We are very Ambitious to provide the best possible outcomes for the people who use our services
We are Loyal because we put the people that we support and our staff at the centre of everything we do and we deliver on our promises. We also are committed to ensuring that our services are meeting the needs of all stakeholders
We are Unique because we are ambitious and innovative about the diversity of the services that we provide without compromising quality
We are Transparent by being open, honest and fostering a culture of mutual respect. We promote a culture where we learn by our experiences and we are committed to doing things better and setting the highest standards in what we do
We are Engaging because we work in partnership with the people that we support, our staff and all our stakeholders
We encourage everyone to experience a Meaningful life by being aspirational and by offering opportunities