Specialist Teaching Assistant – Education

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Specialist Teaching Assistant – Education
Orpington, Kent
Contract / Temporary

Bromley RQ798956

Posted: 6th February 2023 12:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.37 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 month

  • Orpington, Kent,

    BR6 8ER

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Specialist Teaching Assistant

Reference no:  Bromley RQ798956

Pay Rate: £11.37 per hour PAYE 

Enhanced DBS required for this role

The purpose of the role is to work under the guidance of Teachers of the Deaf to support the learning and inclusion of Deaf pupils under the care of either the Primary Deaf Base at Griffins or the Secondary Deaf Centre, with integration into the linked mainstream school(s): Darrick Wood School, Darrick Wood Junior School, Darrick Wood Infant and Nursery School.

Key Processabilities:

  • Work alongside pupils checking understanding and providing communication support (Sign/notetaking/1ip-speaking).
  • Provide pastoral support to pupils.
  • Support pupils in the mainstream classes and in the Resource Base.
  • Assist teachers with the implementation of all teaching and learning plans.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with pupils.
  • Participate in and support mentoring arrangements for pupils.
  • Promote Deaf Identity and Deaf and Hearing Awareness.
  • Motivate pupils in order to develop their self – esteem.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, etc.
  • Deliver daily carry-over of Speech and Language targets/activities/strategies.
  • Undertake rehabilitation for new Cochlear Implanted pupils.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. GCSE Maths and English (A-C) or Grade 5 or above as a minimum.
  2. Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A-Levels, BTEC Level 3) are required.
  3. British Sign Language Minimum Level 1.
  4. Recent and relevant training in SEN / Deaf Awareness would be preferred.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. A good command of English (written and spoken) is needed
  3. Knowledge of Deaf Awareness and Equal Opportunities
  4. Experience of working with special needs children in a mainstream school.
  5. Working knowledge of relevant Special Educational Needs policies and current, legislation related to inclusion
  6. Working knowledge of the National Curriculum
  7. Understanding of child development and how children learn
  8. Understanding of how to facilitate language development in young children with a hearing loss
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills
  10. Ability to work as part of a professional team
  11. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Specialist Teaching Assistant – Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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