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Job Title : Teaching assistant - Apprentice
Employer : Sankofa Care
Location : London, SE25 5PQ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Education
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00705
Brief Description : Here at AYA College we are looking to hire 1 teaching assistant apprentice . This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your career in Childcare and is one not to be missed.


Qualifications Required : Entry requirements- GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths, English, ICT (or Science) Grade C / grade 4,
Support Teaching & Learning Standard Level 2
Ideally some level of experience or qualification in Health and social care
Vacancy Detail : Holly Lodge is a residential Home with On-Site Education offering Care and Education for up to 52 weeks-per-year, for young people aged 10 to 18.
Living and learning together is what we do at Holly Lodge. As a Teaching Assistant/Support Worker you would support our young people develop the skills to attend the On-Site education as well as learn how to develop independence skills in their day to day lives. Your work will be enriching as well as fun! No two days will be the same, you will be part of creating memories for our young people.
Here at Holly Lodge we are looking for compassionate and positive individuals who can provide support to our young people with complex needs including behaviours that may challenge. As a Support Worker/Teaching Assistants in our school, you will be integral in developing the skills of our young people.

Job Description
Role and Responsibilities include:
 Adhering to the policies and procedures of the School.
 Ensuring confidentiality is maintained within the School.
 Working as part of a team.
 The care and supervision of the children regarding their physical, emotional, and intellectual needs.
 Working with the Class Teacher with regards to the planning, preparation of activities, to meet children’s individual needs, liaising with parents and ensuring effective communication within the School.
 Offering all children equal opportunities with regards to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
 Observing children and understanding the processes of their development.
 Positive management of children’s behaviour.
 Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the Classrooms and equipment.
 Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Head of Service (HOS) and Senior Management team
 Attending associated training.
 Participating in Parent/LA’s evenings and Open Days.
 Any other duties appropriate to the position as directed by the Head of Service, Class Teacher and Directors.

Employer - Sankofa Care for AYA College
Our school is well known for its caring, enjoyable, safe, and intellectually challenging environment. Our school values of integrity, wisdom, positivity, compassion, work ethics and commitment are daily observed and practised by our students from diverse backgrounds to foster a very positive school culture and atmosphere. At AYA College, we will always strive for excellence in academic achievement and ethical life of our enthusiastic students to reach their full potential. Our aim also is to build and enhance partnerships between the On-Site School, Residential living experience and community. Through these shared values and beliefs, students will encounter intensive and lasting education.

Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 8am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday
Salary : £ 200.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 04/01/2021
Possible Start Date : 11/01/2021
Personal Qualities :  Passionate about a career in chosen sector.
 Keen to learn and develop.
 Enthusiastic.
 Caring.
 Mature attitude.
 Professional demeanour.
 Empathetic.
 Patient.
 Supportive.
 'Can do' attitude.
 Diplomatic.
Skills Required : The successful candidate should be able to deliver great.
Communication skills
Listening skills
Team working skills
Knowledge of safeguarding and health and safety
Timekeeping skills.
Things to consider : Attach an updated version of your CV.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship programme you may be offered the opportunity to progress within the company.
This could include:
The opportunity of a permanent position within the business.
The opportunity to progress on to a higher-level apprenticeship programme with Croydon College or Interserve Learning & Employment.
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