at Chalk Education
Location Rhyl, United Kingdom
Date Posted April 18, 2023
Category Secondary
Job Type Full-time
Work Hours 8:30-3:30

Job Description

Do you have experience in Fostering, Child Social Care or Alternative Provisions?


A school in Denbighshire is looking for a teaching assistant who has experience of working with looked after children with social emotional mental health difficulties.


Job Description

Chalk Education has a rewarding opportunity for a part-time or full-time teaching assistant to support looked after children in an alternative provision.

You will be working in a school that caters for children aged 11-16 who cannot thrive in a mainstream educational setting because of their social, emotional, or mental health difficulties. Children attending this alternative provision have previously had a negative experience within their education and can display challenging behaviours.

The school offers children a chance at receiving a formal education. As a teaching assistant you will be prepared to make a positive contribution to children’s learning, supporting them to re-engage with their education, by making lessons fun and interesting. You will need to show resilience, be calm and empathetic with an ability to use de-escalation techniques and to always re-enforce good behaviour positively.

Alongside the staff you will be responsible for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.

Hours Monday and Friday, hours are 8:30am-3:30pm


To be considered for this role you will need:


  • Have experience of working with children.
  • Experience with challenging behaviour, de-escalation training would be an advantage.
  • A mentor or role model to students
  • A caring, positive, and flexible approach
  • Experience within Fostering, Youth Offending, PRU settings, Schools or Prisons


Additional requirements:

  • References confirming suitability for role
  • Commitment to Safeguarding
  • Enhanced DBS certificate registered on the update service or willing to apply
  • Registered with EWC or willing to apply
  • Eligibility to work in the UK



  • Support from dedicated and knowledgeable specialist consultants
  • Continual professional development through online training
  • Competitive pay rates related to your experience
  • Opportunities within a range of schools and provisions
  • Refer a friend bonus with £150 in vouchers




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