Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) – Medical Needs
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Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Medical Needs
Location: Acorn Park School, Banham, Norwich
Pay: up to £21,056.75 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30-4.30
Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only
Part-Time applicants considered!
Due to growth in service, we are recruiting for an HLTA – Medical Needs to join our team at Acorn Park School, part of Options Autism and start working towards yours.
About the role
To work in an integrated team to assist in the everyday education and care of young people with special education needs.
Providing support for pupils outside of the classroom to support with literacy difficulties specifically with the aim of supporting independence.
Assisting the teachers in the delivery of the curriculum
Providing specialist SEN, subject or other support to pupils. In this role, this will be through the delivery of Horticulture to pupils and support to staff in their planning and delivery of horticulture sessions+
A current HLTA or equivalent qualification, along with a grade C or above in a Maths and English GCSE or equivalent, is essential. It would be ideal if you have had previous experience in a SEN School and you know about the Autistic spectrum.
- Will provide cover for lessons where staff are absent as directed.
- Will plan small group interventions and track the progress of learners
- Will create learning opportunities for individuals, groups and classes of pupils in horticulture and plan, deliver and review these.
- Will hold responsibility for rota preparation and oversight for medicine administration
- Be trained to deliver and carry out medication training to other staff
- Audit and review pupil medical plans
- Work under the line management of the Medical Lead for school
Acorn Park is a school for 98 pupils, who all have a primary diagnosis of Autism. We run two curriculum pathways – Formal and Semi-formal. Our Complex needs pupils are on the Semi-Formal Pathway which is highly personalised from their EHCP. We have a mixture of Day and Residential pupils as we have 8 co-located pupil’s homes on our 30 Acre site in rural Norfolk. On site, we also have a large Forest School and Animal Care Farm along with play facilities, a sports hall and sensory rooms.
Teachers can expect to be given a Laptop, have lunch provided daily with the pupils and have a range of benefits from Teachers Pension to Bupa Medical care and a number of salary sacrifice schemes too.
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join Options Autism?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Life Assurance
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.
*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.