Job Title: Lab Technician
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum
Location: The Grange Therapeutic School
Hours: 42 hours per week
Contract: Permanent (Term Time Only)
Be the Teaching Assistant you’ve always wanted to be.
As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Lab Technician to join our close-knit team at The Grange Therapeutic School, Knossington. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.
We are specialist SEMHD provision for boys and girls, situated in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside. Our school is based in a Victorian Country House with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to and driven by the individuals.
We need highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference. We have a long history of internal promotion of teaching assistants to teaching roles and would welcome the opportunity to progress you on your career.
About the Role
Working with our Teachers and Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for providing essential support to our SEN pupils with learning difficulties, behavioural, social and physical disabilities. You will build positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and a constructive learning environment as well as assist the class teacher and other education staff with learning activities. Work is often carried outside of the classroom environment and you will have the opportunity to assist in the planning and delivery of lessons in a very creative and positive setting.
As a part of the Science team you will also be asked to prepare equipment for science lessons, including chemicals used in experiments and to provide Teaching Assistant support in science lessons. This will be done under the instruction of the science teacher and whilst maintaining safety standards throughout.
Our team at The Grange are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils through lessons that promote learning and raise levels of attainment. Smaller class sizes mean you can focus on building a purposeful learning environment that meets individual educational needs of pupils, helping to narrow the gap for pupils who are behind where they should be.
As part of the Acorn Care and Education Group. We can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Who we are looking for?
No two days are the same at The Grange so we want people who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs. You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour, whilst being resilient using an innovative style of teaching motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.
Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.
If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.
A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:
- Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other No two days are ever the same
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.