Axcis are looking to recruit teaching assistants to work in an alternative provision with multiple sights in Weston-Super-Mare, Nailsea and Milton. The school caters for pupils aged 5-16 who are studying the KS1-4 curriculum. The school use us for on the day cover and for long term roles. There is potential to be taken on permanently for the right candidates. The school day is 8:30-3:30pm with a half an hour lunch break.
Some of the needs of the pupils include anxiety, depression, ADHD, challenging behaviours and health conditions. For various reasons the pupils aren't suited to mainstream education from medical, health and behavioural issues.
The school works in a more person centred way seeing each child as an individual with their own way of learning, skills and talents. The school aims to help build each pupil's confidence, resilience and helps them to achieve their academic potential. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions and to achieve their full potential.
We're looking for teaching assistants who are patient, kind, compassionate, empathetic, responsible and reliable. You will need to be able to quickly build trust and rapport with the children you're working with. You will remain calm and unfazed when presented with challenging behaviour seeing that the behaviour is a result of something else. Some of the students have been let down by other schools and this is their last chance to receive an education. You will need to be the kind of person who never believes it's too late for anyone.
Ideally you will be an experienced teaching assistant who has worked with pupils with challenging behaviours, SEMH or health conditions. You could be experienced working with children or adults with mental health issues or learning disabilities if you've never been a teaching assistant before. We can help you transition into the education sector if you have transferable skills. You may have a brother or sister with autism or be a carer for a relative with mental health issues. Please just give us a call if you think you may have what it takes.
To work for us you will need to come in for a one hour registration meeting and you will need a valid DBS and be able to provide a minimum of two references. Call today if you would like to book in a registration meeting. We pay every week, a week in arrears.
This is a temporary position.
If you are interested, then please contact Charise Clarke at Axcis Education on 0117 373 6127.
This is a temporary position unless otherwise stated.
Please note: The details of this job are correct as of the start of the school closures. We anticipate that there will still be a need to fill this vacancy either on the expected timescale (as many of the schools we work with will remain open to support SEND/Keyworker children) or when schools re-open. We are therefore continuing to accept applications but please bear with us as there may be a delay on the listed start date due to the fact that the situation is continually evolving.
Axcis is an equal opportunities employer. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, which include an enhanced DBS, full work history, references and a face-to-face interview.
Axcis Education is an employment agency offering temporary supply work for daily, short-term and long-term assignments in addition to permanent positions.