Zest Education is seeking a compassionate and dedicated Teaching Assistant to a special educational needs college in Stoke-on-Trent. This rewarding role is set to commence in September 2024 and will span the entire academic year, offering long-term employment stability.

As a full-time Teaching Assistant, you will be expected to work Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15:30 at the college, which specialises in providing support to young individuals between the ages of 16 to 25 with Autism (ASC) and associated learning needs. These diverse needs include communication challenges, social difficulties, and mental health issues.

In this dynamic environment, tailored individual support is crucial for our learners, as they follow personalised programs aimed at enhancing their employability skills and fostering independence in preparation for adulthood. Collaborating closely with employers, the students gain valuable workplace experience to facilitate their transition into the workforce.

To excel in this role, you must have prior experience in supporting individuals with special educational needs. Working on a 1:1 basis with students and in small groups, you will play a pivotal role in assisting them academically and emotionally. Your collaborative efforts with the class teacher will ensure that every student is provided with the necessary support to achieve their full potential.

If you have a background in care work, residential support, elderly care or youth work your skills and experiences align perfectly with what we are looking for in a Teaching Assistant at Zest Education.

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of these exceptional learners! Apply now to be part of this fulfilling journey in education.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at steph@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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