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Type of Position:ASD Specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Salary:VTG9 Scale Point 26-29 starting salary £25,450 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £20,694 per annum) + Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package)
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Thursday 6th October 2022 at 9:00 Interviews: To be confirmed

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week) term time only, to start as soon as possible

VTG9 Scale Point 26-29 starting salary £25,450 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £20,694 per annum) + Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package)

Venturers Trust is a dynamic and focused multi-academy trust based in Bristol, formed in September 2017 through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust. The Trust is responsible for eight academies, 3,500 pupils and 750 staff with a commitment to making a significant and lifelong difference to the lives of young people from some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.
Montpelier High School has been consistently ranked as one of the best schools in Bristol.  Our students are motivated and want to achieve to the best of their ability. Our students’ behaviour for learning is consistently excellent.

We are looking to recruit a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with expertise in Autism to join an exciting and committed team at Montpelier High School. We are seeking a dedicated individual who will contribute to a wide range of teaching and learning activities and assist and support the work of qualified teachers. 

The successful candidate will have:
• GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and maths (or equivalent qualifications).
• HLTA qualification or other relevant qualification to the role
• An understanding of the barriers to success typically experienced by young people with ASD
• An understanding of the impact of language difficulties on self-awareness, learning, and social skills development 
• An awareness that different areas of need require a different response/approach
• An understanding of the specific issues faced students and their families with SEND The ability to communicate clearly with young people in a way that takes account of their receptive language skills and emotional development
• Experience of working within a safeguarding framework, sharing information as appropriate

In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including Wellbeing Health Cash Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Introduction Incentive plus others.  

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Closing date: Thursday 6th October 2022 at 9:00      Interviews: To be confirmed

Montpelier High School is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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