Apprentice Teaching Assistant

THE GENESIS ACADEMY LIMITED

Through our alternative education programmes and provision, we work with a range of primary, junior and secondary schools to support individuals with complex learning needs, psychological issues and behavioural issues.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£105.00

Working week

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm (1 Hours Lunch)

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

15 months

Possible start date

06 Mar 2017

Date posted

15 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001171813

Positions

1 available

Through our alternative education programmes and provision, we work with a range of primary, junior and secondary schools to support individuals with complex learning needs, psychological issues and behavioural issues. Our Senior Leadership Team and experienced Tutors run the logistical and operational elements of our Thrive, Revelation and Really NEET Programme, however all staff play an active part in dictating the continuity and standards of our education programmes.

As a result, we are recruiting for a Teaching Assistance Apprentice (aged 16-24 years) who is passionate about education and people. You will provide support, advice, guidance and instruction to Students on a daily basis, and be an extended support network for Lead Tutors, responsible for assisting learning and behaviour management. Additionally, you will gain a Level 2/3 NVQ in Teaching Support, where you will attend Derby College for 3 hours per week.

Role Requirements (Working Hours 09:00-15:00 Daily)

  • Managing small groups of individuals
  • Responsible for providing behaviour management for individuals and groups
  • General support for lead tutors
  • Writing learner reports

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Understanding and willingness to learn of the needs of students with behavioural problems, psychological issues and/or complex learning needs
  • Experience of being actively involved or working with students and youth (youth groups, sports, education)
  • Qualifications in teaching and/or mentoring advantageous
  • Knowledge of SEN is advantageous
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team
  • A strong communicator - able to provide advice, support, guidance and instruction to learners

Personal qualities

  • Patience
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to build trust and rapport
  • Confidence
  • Able to provide support, delegation and advice (training provided)

Qualifications required

5 GCSE's in English and Maths C or above (or equivalent).

Future prospects

After the apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to interview for a full time Teaching Assistant role (subject to performance).

Things to consider

You will be working with students who have special education needs, behavioural issues, mental health issues and learning disabilities. From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Alternative education provider, working with students who have special education needs, behavioural issues, mental health issues and learning disabilities.

Employer

THE GENESIS ACADEMY LIMITED

Address

32-46 King Street

Alfreton

DE55 7DQ

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Training provider

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supported Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Technical Certificates
  • Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider

DERBY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derby College

Contact

Amy Stafford 01332 387420

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2017