Position: Teaching assistant

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Hours: 40 hours per week, term time

Salary Details: £23,795 per annum.

We are hiring Teaching Assistants at Cambian SEMH and Complex Trauma Oakwood school. Come and join a fantastic team and be part of making the biggest difference to children who need the very best people to care, teach and advocate for them.

Working at Oakwood school is about loving what you do and having the passion to be the best at it. 

Why work for us:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunity to progress in your career.
  • Training opportunities either face to face or online.
  • Wellbeing- Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need.
  • You will be a part of a dedicated team of professionals who will offer you clear guidance and mentor you in to this role.
  • Supportive management and senior leads.
  • We offer full induction, paid for DBS, friendly family atmosphere and the opportunity to progress with one of the UK`s biggest care providers.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for working with young people and want to make a difference in people’s lives.
  • The young people that you will be working with, have behavioural problems and have experienced trauma and so we would require an individual who will bring positive commitment to young people and has an awareness of their issues.
  • Be punctual and flexible.
  • Be well-organised, adaptable and practical.
  • Able to work under pressure, sometimes in stressful and challenging situations
  • Self-motivated and be able to use own initiative.

Who we are:

Oakwood School is an independent specialist provision which provides high quality, personalised education for young people aged 5 to 16 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and who are at significant risk. Our approach to education at Oakwood School is to inspire and engage our learners through a range of positive learning experiences.  We strongly believe that all learners can achieve their personal best with the right guidance, encouragement and support.  

Cambian is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.


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