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Teaching Assistant at Chalkhill Hospital School

Chalkhill Educational Centre is rated as an Outstanding “hospital school” based at Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, and provides education for up to 21 day and residential students with mental health needs, who have been admitted to Chalkhill Hospital, a regional Tier 4 and Adolescent Mental Health Provision.

We are seeking a highly motivated colleague to join the small and very committed education team. Candidates invited for interview will be highly skilled individuals with experience of working in a school setting with challenging behaviours. It is very important that you are able to work well as part of a team and on your own. The ability to remain calm and level headed yet think on your feet is essential. In addition, you should ideally have had previous successful experience of working with pupils to help them improve their social skills, resilience and emotional wellbeing over time.

We welcome applications from candidates who can effectively demonstrate how their skills and experience can meet the requirements of the job specification.

All successful candidates will:

• Be excellent practitioners with high expectations of all pupils
• Be passionate about child-centred learning
• Have excellent organisational and communication skills and enjoy working in a team
• Preferably have experience of working in two or more key stages
• Be able to make a positive contribution to the ethos of our school
• Have a firm commitment to inclusion and equal opportunities for all

You will have:

• Maths and English GCSE or Equivalent Grade C or above
• A good standard of education across a range of subjects
• Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to NVQ Level 2 in English & Maths
• Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
• Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation

We can offer:

• Invaluable experience of working in an Alternative Provision setting
• Opportunity to work in a rewarding and vibrant team environment
• Full support and ongoing training
• Opportunities to progress and work interdepartmentally
• Inclusion in our School Wellbeing strategy
• Term Time only contract
• LGPS Pension

If you are interested in this vacancy and have any questions, in the first instance, please email hr@wsapc.co.uk . Please note that the approximate term time only salary will be £ 15,677.25.

Please email completed application forms to hr@wsapc.co.uk  The closing date is 9am Thursday 30 September 2021 and the interview date will be during the week commencing 11th October 2021.

Job Description Grade 6 Teaching Assistant

 

Senior ICT Technician Grade 7

We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-motivated and suitably qualified individual with a keen interest in ICT desktop, network, and user support, e-safety, and the use of ICT in education, to maintain our network and support our staff and students with all ICT hardware and software requirements across our centres.

The key duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide second-line ICT support across the school
  • Setup and distribute ICT hardware and software
  • Setup new users and train new staff members
  • Ensure ICT hardware and software across the school is maintained to a satisfactory standard
  • Support the Network Technician and Network Manager as needed
  • Deliver a quality service in a school where high standards are set and expected

You will have:

  • Relevant degree and/or proven experience with a minimum of Maths and English GCSE or equivalent, demonstrating the appropriate level of knowledge.
  • Experience in administration of ICT software and hardware, particularly Microsoft Windows networks and Office 365
  • Experience in a similar working environment
  • A patient and flexible attitude
  • Be well organized and highly motivated
  • Attention to detail, a keen eye for accuracy, and an ability to see the bigger picture
  • The ability to work in a team and on own initiative
  • A current UK driving license and the ability to travel between our centres, transporting ICT equipment as and when required

Please email completed application forms to hr@wsapc.co.uk  The closing date is Thursday 30 September 2021 and the interview date will be during the week commencing 4th October 2021.

Senior ICT Technician Job Description

 

Network Technician Grade 8

We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-motivated, experienced and suitably qualified individual with a keen interest in ICT desktop, network, and user support, e-safety, and the use of ICT in education, to maintain our network and support our staff and students with all ICT hardware and software requirements across our centres.

The key duties include but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement changes to the schools ICT software and hardware and liaise with senior colleagues, external partners on the specifications of new software/hardware as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the planning, development and delivery of training for all staff liaising with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
  • Support and development of Office 365 offering, including SharePoint
  • Maintenance and auditing of all ICT equipment
  • Maintenance and auditing of on-prem and cloud backup solutions
  • Setup new users and train new staff members
  • Ensure ICT hardware and software across the school is maintained to a satisfactory standard
  • Deliver a quality service in a school where high standards are set and expected

You will have:

  • Relevant degree and/or proven experience with a minimum of Maths and English GCSE or equivalent, demonstrating the appropriate level of knowledge
  • Experience in administration of ICT software and networking hardware, particularly Microsoft Windows networks and Office 365
  • Experience in a similar working environment
  • A patient and flexible attitude
  • Be well organized and highly motivated
  • Attention to detail, a keen eye for accuracy, and an ability to see the bigger picture
  • The ability to work in a team and on own initiative
  • A current UK driving license and the ability to travel between our centres, transporting ICT equipment as and when required

Please email completed application forms to hr@wsapc.co.uk  The closing date is Thursday 30 September 2021 and the interview date will be during the week commencing 4th October 2021.

Network Technician Job Description

Higher Level Teaching Assistant- Food

This is an exciting time to join the team at Burgess Hill as a Teacher of Food because we are set to have new professional kitchen installed. Not only that but we plan to launch ‘Cook to Eat’ from September 2021.

It is our vision that, from September 2021, all students in Secondary and Primary will engage in regular Food lessons, in which they will prepare lunch for staff and students every day, whilst also working towards qualifications. Food will therefore become a significant part of our timetable, our vocational to students, and a big part of what develops the collaborative, community feeling, that we strive to have in our centres.

The ideal candidate for this post will be willing to take on the challenge of managing our new kitchen, leading on the delivery of Cook to Eat at Burgess Hill, alongside all the normal responsibilities expected of the role in alternative provision. The candidate will also need to ensure  relevant health, hygiene, fire and safety regulations are understood and followed by all. This will include being responsible for monitoring food hygiene standards within the kitchen and following very robust cleaning.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing outstanding lessons for young people who may present with challenging behaviour. You will possess a good understanding of pupils with complex needs and display the confidence needed to work with pupil’s who experience social, emotional and mental health challenges.

You will have:

  • Relevant experience with Special Educational Needs, preferably SEMH.
  • Experience of leading food lessons.
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • Relevant and recent professional development conducive to the post.
  • Experience of contributing to successful Ofsted outcomes.

We can offer:

  • Invaluable experience of working in an Alternative Provision setting
  • Opportunity to work in a rewarding and vibrant team environment
  • Full support and ongoing training
  • Opportunities to progress and work interdepartmentally
  • Inclusion in our School Wellbeing strategy

To understand more about APC setting and to discuss the role informally please contact hr@wsapc.co.uk in the first instance

Please email completed application forms to hr@wsapc.co.uk . The closing date is 9am on Monday 04 October 2021 and the interview date will be Wednesday 13 October 2021.

Job Description-Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Grade 8