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Teaching Assistants (2 posts)

Riverwalk School
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
Fixed Term
Closing date:
23 June 2021 12:00 PM
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  • £18,933 – £21,748 pro rata (£13,681 - £15,716 pa)
  • 31.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

Monday - Friday 8.45am – 3.15pm:

  • plus 1 hour for mandatory staff training each week (Monday 3.15pm – 4.15pm)
  • half hour each week for class team meeting (Thursday 3.15am – 3.45am)

We are looking to appoint Teaching Assistants to work in our provisions for pupils with more challenging behaviours.

We have an approach based upon SCERTS that uses a therapeutic approach to teaching children to self-regulate themselves. Pupils can display significant levels of challenging behaviour and we use a very intensive support programme to develop alternative communication strategies to reduce those behaviours that restrict their social interaction.

As part of a team, you will need to be enthusiastic, creative as well as resilient with a significant sense of fun.  Play is an important part of the therapeutic approach, the posts will based around the nurture pathway element of our curriculum.

Please visit the Riverwalk website: www.riverwalk.org.uk for more information and follow the links for access to our application form, job description and privacy notice concerning job applicants.

For an informal conversation, please contact Niki Griss – HR Officer at the school on 01284 764280.

Interview date: 2 July 2021 - candidates should make themselves available all day.

If applicants have not heard from the school by 28 June 2021, they should assume that they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Riverwalk School safeguards and promotes the welfare of students and requires all staff and visitors to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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