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Everyone deserves an incredible future!

Become a Teaching Assistant  The Wenlock School, part of Acorn Education and Care and start working towards yours.

The Wenlock School opened in September 2018. We are a co-educational day school catering for pupils aged 7-18 with a range of complex needs including a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.

This opportunity is in Dudley, within commutable distance of Wolverhampton, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding education career and have a real impact on Children’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable children and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Teaching Assistant you will connect directly with the brilliant children and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.

You will help prepare learning materials and run classroom activities, with plenty of hands-on experience and some supervision too. You will take responsibility for their emotional and physical needs, supporting them to develop as individuals and engage with the world.

Supporting children with complex Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs is important and rewarding work, and you will benefit from the tremendous support offered by our hugely experienced teams. As you help our children and young people achieve real and significant progress, you will enjoy having a direct, positive impact on their developing lives.

Who we are looking for

You don’t need any experience to join our team. If you come from hospitality, the army, outdoor activity centres or an office-based job but are eager to help vulnerable children and young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you. We will provide you with full training and development to succeed within your role.

You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising children as they explore further afield.

Our schools are built on great teamwork and mutual support. If you enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, sharing knowledge, experience and learning, simply fill in our safeguarding-compliant application form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Why join Acorn Education and Care?

o We are a values-driven organisation that puts people first
o Develop great experience, skills and understanding of SEMH and complex needs
o We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
o Funded accredited courses including Diplomas or NVQ’s to develop your career
o We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
o Our Your Wellbeing Matters initiative provides total support
o Our Employees Rewards Hub offers great rewards such as discount vouchers and discounted Gym Memberships
o Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
o £16,725 - £18,000 per annum
o Term time only hours! 37.5 hours per week! Permanent
o Earn £1000 by referring a friend

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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