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Science Lab Technician/Teaching Assistant and Senior Teaching Assistant - Orchard Manor School

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Work Location
John Nash Drive, Dawlish, Devon  EX7 9SF
Pupils on Roll
Pupils on Roll
Occupational group
Education Support
Salary details
Job term
Appointment type
Term Time Only
Closing Date
24 January 2019
Interview date
w/c 4 February 2019
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Tel: 01626 862363

Orchard Manor School (formed through the recent merger of two SEN schools) provides education and care for 3 to 19 year-old children and young people with Communication and Interaction Difficulties (Autistic Spectrum Conditions) and associated learning difficulties. With both day and residential places we are committed to keeping every child at the centre of everything we do and to build a centre of excellence in SEN provision. Are you passionate about educating and caring for pupils so they are equipped for the next stage of their lives? If so, we are looking to make the following appointments to our talented team at Orchard Manor School.

Science Lab Technician/Teaching Assistant (split role)
Technician: £5,339 - £5,963, TA: £7,288 - £7,924
30.83 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum
You will work in the science lab as a Science Lab Technician for 2 days a week supporting the Science Co-ordinator with resource preparation and stock management. You will also work as a Teaching Assistant for 3 days a week alongside our teachers. You will provide general support, under the direction of the teacher, to help engage and support the progress of young people in the school.
Experience of working with children who have autism or complex needs would be an advantage.
Post number 19.3

Senior Teaching Assistant
£13,348 - £14,907
30.83 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our Learning Support Team. The role would involve working with reluctant learners with SEND to engage with learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. You will be required to work with individuals and small groups of pupils of varying ages and abilities both on and off site. Driving school cars is a requirement of this post and applicants should hold a current UK driving licence. A willingness to undertake a mini bus driving course and test would be an advantage.
Experience of working with children who have autism or complex needs would be an advantage.
Post number 19.2

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.

Interested applicants may email for further information.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

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