Vacancies TA1

Teaching Assistants (Special) Level 1 – Various posts

The Governors of Talbot Specialist School would like to invite applications for the above posts.

Salary: Contract Type: Hours Per Week:
£14,120 – £14,403 (actual) Permanent 32.5
Location: Closing Date: Basis
Talbot Specialist School Open Applications Term Time Only + 5 Training Days

Talbot Specialist School is situated in the South of the city and provides education for students with cognition and learning difficulties – including emotional, behavioural needs, profound and complex learning difficulties and pupils within the autistic spectrum.  Talbot is co-located with Newfield Secondary School and works closely with them to actively seek out opportunities to promote inclusion across the curriculum for all its young people.

In 2016 Talbot established FUSION SEND-Hub.

The governors will appoint those who have:

  • Relevant qualifications or experience in SEN
  • Experience in working with young people with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties and/or ASD.
  • Training in relevant learning/behaviour strategies e.g. SEN, Team Teach, Positive Handling
  • First Aid Training/Training as appropriate

Candidates should be willing to take responsibility for basic care and hygiene as part of their duties to ensure that the students can gain full access to the curriculum.  This includes meeting personal care needs and feeding.

In addition, candidates will need to demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work with other agencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Undertaking training in the following areas will be a requirement; Moving and Handling, Makaton Signing and Team Teach (Positive Handling Techniques).

The selection process involves shortlisting candidates through the matching of information from the application form and accompanying letter/statement to the person specification.

Applicants can return their completed Application Form, Appendix A and Equal Opportunities Form to Nichola Jones, HR Support at or via post to the school address.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.


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