Job Details


Teaching Assistant

Location:         Jubilee School, Waterlooville

Hours:             8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Salary:             £15,868.68

Contract:         Full time, Term Time only

If you have been affected by Covid-19 and you are looking for a secure job, we may have the role for you! We are happy to review candidates who do not necessarily have direct experience within a School. If you have worked within a role where skills such as de-escalation, helping with challenging behaviour and keeping calm under pressure were utilised, please do apply.  

Service Overview

Jubilee School is a co-educational day School, which helps educate and support Children aged between 8 – 16 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) challenges and additional complex behaviours. Jubilee School is linked with four residential homes and is located in Waterlooville, just outside of Portsmouth.

Acorn Education and Care Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Who we are looking for?

Jubilee School are looking for candidates who can use their interests to engage with the children we work with. If you love sports, cooking, orienteering, video games etc. and you are a confident person, who has engaged with challenging behaviour, we would love to hear from you. Our children need Teaching Assistants who are caring and empathetic but also supportive and reliable and who can confidently take control of a challenging situation to show our children and young people they are safe and secure. 

Benefits of working for us: 

  • "Your Wellbeing Matters" 
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Job Summary and Duties:

The TA will work as part of ‘one team’ to assist in the everyday education and care of young people with special education needs. They will be providing support for pupils within the classroom with the aim of supporting independence.  It will also be their responsibility on assisting the teacher in the delivery of the curriculum and providing specialist SEN, subject or other support to pupils.

Skills, Knowledge and Aptitudes:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to record information accurately
  • Good organisational skills
  • Commitment to working positively with families and others
  • Ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour
  • A genuine regard and respect for this client group
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Basic IT skills

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.