• Full Time
  • Bolton

Website raisetheyouth Raise Education & Wellbeing School

Teaching Assistant Level 3


35hrs p/w, Term Time (40 weeks including 10 development & training days)


Raise the Youth Foundation, Bolton


£17,500 – £19,500 per annum



Main purpose of the role

Raise Education and Wellbeing school is a trauma informed SEMH special school and alternative education provision. We are a new school, having registered in 2016 and received an Ofsted judgement of Good with Outstanding features, in 2017.

We are looking to add to our team by appointing a Teaching Assistant Level 3 to join the Teaching & Learning team, who will be responsible for supporting the Teaching team in providing day to day support that enables the school to operate effectively and efficiently.

Applicant must be highly resilient, adaptable, positive and a solution focused person who shares our ethos, cares about children and young people. As a highly committed team player, the successful candidate will have the drive, energy, and passion to help to develop and shape our forward-looking and innovative company.

Raise the Youth Foundation CIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, or age. All applicants are considered based on their merits and abilities for the job. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks. We operate a strict safeguarding policy which is consistently and rigorously applied.

For a full list of main duties, job description and person specification please use the links below.

Download a Job Description / Person Specification by clicking here.

Download an application form by clicking here.

Person Specification

Skills and CompetenciesMethod of AssessmentEssential/Desirable
Have high levels of emotional intelligence including personal resilience, calmness under stress and the ability to quickly ‘bounce back’ after setbacks. Application / InterviewEssential
A strong team player, able to work with staff in the organisation with differing priorities and from different disciplines e.g. education, sports, social work and youth work.Application / InterviewEssential
Comfortable working in therapeutic, education setting as well as at community locations on a 1-2-1 basis with young people with challenging behaviours.Application / InterviewEssential
Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.InterviewEssential
Have a flexible approach to working with young people to ensure that the complex needs of each individual are met.InterviewEssential
Have a flexible approach to the working pattern to reflect the needs of the business.InterviewEssential
Have a full driving licence and be able and willing to transport young people to various locations.ApplicationEssential
Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications/Training etc.
Minimum of 2 years working as a qualified Level 3 TA supporting learners with SEMH needsApplicationEssential
Minimum of 2 years supporting pupils undertaking examinations such as Functional Skills and GCSEsApplicationEssential
NNEB, BTEC or NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalentApplicationEssential
Good level of literacy and numeracy - minimum L2Application / CertificatesEssential
Training in literacy/numeracy strategyApplicationDesirable
Qualification, training and experience in supporting and intervening with speech, language, and communication needs Application / CertificatesDesirable
Specialist subject knowledge in areas of the curriculumApplicationEssential
Specialist subject knowledge in mathsApplicationDesirable
Willingness to take responsibility for own learning including partaking in own CPD. Application / interviewEssential
Effective use of ICT and its applications, to support learning, monitoring and progress.Application/ interviewEssential
An ability to form positive working relationships with colleagues, students, parents, carers and statutory bodies.Application/ interviewEssential
Understanding of inclusion within a school and wellbeing setting.Application/ interviewEssential
Working knowledge of relevant policies and codes of practice and legislation.Application/ interviewEssential
Experience of working in outdoors environment including forest and wilderness skillsApplication/ interviewDesirable

To apply for the Teaching Assistant Level 3 position, please read the attached Job Description/Person Specification and complete the application form and email to HR@raisetheyouth.co.uk or by clicking the ‘Apply for job’ button below.

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Thursday 5 August 2021

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