Telephone: 01375 372723 | Email: admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk | Buxton Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 2WU

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Job Opportunities

Midday Assistant

Contract Type: 5 hours per week, 5 days per week, term time only
Contract Term: Permanent
Salary: £10.20 per hour

 

Treetops Learning Community is seeking to appoint several lunchtime assistants as part of our midday team to effectively supervise pupils during the lunch period, providing a continuous presence to ensure the safety, welfare and conduct of pupils in accordance with school policy. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an “outstanding” Ofsted rated school.

We are looking for someone:
• To be responsible for promoting positive play experiences and opportunities for the children during the lunchtime break
• To encourage, support and foster positive relationships between children by providing positive and active play experiences and opportunities
• To administer first aid (A first aid certificate is desirable but training can be provided)

We can offer:
• Happy enthusiastic pupils who enjoy school
• A supportive and hardworking staff team
• Professional development by attending training and development opportunities when need is identified

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5 October 2022
Interviews: week commencing 10 October 2022

Lunchtime Duties

Duties: To support pupils to develop independence within the lunchtime routine; making healthy choices, developing cutlery skills, and attending to personal care. Take a lead in developing positive behaviour amongst pupils and assist in developing and engaging pupils in appropriate play activities.

Lunch
• Support children whilst in the dining hall, reinforcing the proper use of cutlery and assisting pupils to eat healthily.
• Be aware of and support pupils with medical/dietary needs.
• Promote the school’s policy around healthy eating to pupils.
• Feedback concerns relating to pupils’ health / safety in line with school policy.
• Support pupils to return plates and cutlery to correct location.
• Wipe tables at the end of dinner sessions and ensure ready for the next activity.

Play
• Contribute to the development of a positive approach to lunchtime play.
• Provide support for children finding it difficult to cope on the playground.
• Lead lunch time games and activities in conjunction with other play leaders both inside and outside, being proactive in the role and following activities set out by the lunchtime lead.
• Organise and maintain play equipment, ensuring its safe storage.
• Support children to tidy up play resources/equipment and respect equipment.

Personal Care / hygiene
• To support pupils with personal hygiene where necessary and maintain dignity.
• Ensure pupils are dressed appropriately for all seasons.
• To encourage / support pupils to ensure hand / face cleanliness after eating.

Behaviour and Safety
• Follow schools behaviour / safeguarding policies when managing any playground incidents.
• Maintain records of pupil behaviour where necessary e.g. MyConcern / SIMS
• Be aware of pupils’ medical needs/allergy information for the groups they are working with.
• To Ensure any accidents are recorded with the accident book.
• Follow behaviour Support Plans when supporting specific pupils with challenging behaviour.
• Ensure any relevant playground incidents are communicated with a member of the pupils’ class team.

Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: New Thurrock Local Government Scale, Band A point 3 – 5 (approx. £12,300 actual)

25 hrs per week – 45.8 wks per year (1 extra paid week after 5 years of service)

Required – as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work in partnership with a class teacher to support pupils’ learning.

Previous experience of working with children with special educational needs whilst not essential, is preferable.

Treetops School is a special academy catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay. We have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last four inspections, the most recent being February 2020.
The school is also the lead for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA).

We are looking for candidates who:
• Have a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN
• Have excellent interpersonal skills
• Are versatile and able to support our teachers in delivering a high standard of learning to pupils of all abilities.
• Want to be a member of a creative and dynamic staff team with high expectations for our pupils

We can offer you:
• The opportunity to work in a successful and supportive environment
• Motivated children who are willing to learn
• Well equipped and resourced classrooms
• Continued professional development

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. This can be arranged by contacting Mrs Lambie on 01375 372723 or by emailing admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk Please also take time to view our most recent pupil video on our website.

An application form can be downloaded from our website www.treetopsschool.org and submitted either by hand, post or email (admin address) marked for the attention of the Mrs K Lambie, HR Manager.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28 September 2022
Interviews: week commencing 3 October 2022

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check and satisfactory references.

 

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Hours are 30 per week, 5 days, (includes 1 day Teaching and Learning)

Salary: £7.524 per annum

Required: September 2022

Responsible to: HR Manager

The vacancy is for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to work across the 2 schools which form the Treetops Learning Community (both schools are located on the same site).  The successful candidate will be working with class teachers to provide support to students across the schools.

Key Duties

  • Work with individuals or small groups of children under the direction of teaching staff.
  • Establish positive relationships with pupils supported.
  • Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher.
  • Support pupils with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupils on task.
  • To respect confidentiality at all times.
  • Participate in evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour.

The successful candidate will

  • have already achieved GCSE maths and English grade 9 – 5
  • Have good IT and interpersonal skills
  • Have a polite and professional manner
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and to use their own initiative
  • Be friendly and outgoing
  • Be able to communicate effectively with children and adults

We can offer

  • A team ethos
  • A friendly working environment
  • A fast-paced environment where no 2 days are ever the same
  • Commitment to continuous professional development

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical checks, satisfactory references and the completion of a 6 month probationary period.

For further information please contact Kay Lambie, HR Manager on 01375 372723.

A Support Staff application form can be downloaded below.

Closing Date: Friday 12 August 2022

 

Learning Support ABA Tutors

Hours are 27.5 per week (8:50-15.30), term time only, Monday – Friday

Salary: £15,036 per annum

Pension: Occupational Pension Scheme

There are new posts available due to the continued expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School with three consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds. We can offer a great team work ethic and a fun, sociable and rewarding environment where you can truly make a difference to our more vulnerable students.

  • The tutor posts are to work as part of a team delivering an education programme based on the theory of Applied Behaviour Analysis to children with a diagnosis of Autism, or related communication impairments. ABA is defined as an applied natural science devoted to developing and analysing procedures that produce effective and beneficial changes in behaviour.  The role involves following an individual programme designed specifically for each student which will also include plotting data at the end of each day for analysis.

We would welcome applications from people with energy, patience and a genuine commitment to working with young people aged 5-19 with a wide range of complex and sometimes very challenging learning difficulties and behaviour.

Training opportunities can and will be provided for successful candidates.  Appointees will also receive positive handling training as part of their induction.  Due to the unique nature of this role, we require candidates to come in for a day as part of the short-listing process, prior to interview, to ensure that we appoint people who fully understand what the job entails.

With experience, tutors will be given the opportunity to complete the 40-hour RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) training requirements and competency assessment, as well as being provided with ongoing supervision to maintain this credential.

For tutors with the relevant qualifications there may be opportunities for supervision towards their BCBA/BCaBA credential, if school budgets allow (reviewed annually).

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory employment references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Please download and complete our Support Staff application form available at www.treetopsschool.org (About us, Job Opportunities)

To download a Job Description for the role of ABA tutor, please click here.

Don’t hesitate to send us an application, as we recruit on a rolling basis.


ABA Tutors (No experience necessary – full training will be given)

Hours are: 11 per week (Mondays and Tuesdays 8:50-15.30)

Salary £6,014 per annum (actual)

Start Date asap

There are new posts available due to the continued expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School with three consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds. We can offer a great team work ethic and a fun, sociable and rewarding environment where you can truly make a difference to our more vulnerable students.

  • The tutor posts are to work as part of a team delivering an education programme based on the theory of Applied Behaviour Analysis to children with a diagnosis of Autism, or related communication impairments. ABA is defined as an applied natural science devoted to developing and analysing procedures that produce effective and beneficial changes in behaviour.  The role involves following an individual programme designed specifically for each student which will also include plotting data at the end of each day for analysis.

We would welcome applications from people with energy, patience and a genuine commitment to working with young people aged 5-19 with a wide range of complex and sometimes very challenging learning difficulties and behaviour.

Training opportunities can and will be provided for successful candidates.  Appointees will also receive positive handling training as part of their induction.  Due to the unique nature of this role, we require candidates to come in for a day as part of the short-listing process, prior to interview, to ensure that we appoint people who fully understand what the job entails.

With experience, tutors will be given the opportunity to complete the 40-hour RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) training requirements and competency assessment, as well as being provided with ongoing supervision to maintain this credential.

For tutors with the relevant qualifications there may be opportunities for supervision towards their BCBA/BCaBA credential, if school budgets allow (reviewed annually).

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory employment references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Please download and complete our Support Staff application form available below.

 

Application Forms