Location: Thornhill Park School Salary: £19,137 Expiry Date: Sunday 09 December 2018 Permanent £19,137 per annum with yearly incremental rises up to £21,064 actual salary (over four years)* Term time contract working in our Thornhill Park School in Sunderland. Full time (37 hours per week) permanent position. Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. More employee benefits listed below. The North East Autism Society is the leading voice concerning Autism and neuro-diversity in the North of England. Established over 35 years ago, we have a trusted reputation of providing a range of quality, specialist services for children, young people and adults leading happy, fulfilling and independent lives. With over 700 staff in more than 40 locations in the North East, we believe joining our NEAS family will not only provide you with a challenging and rewarding role but will help bring real life change for the incredible people we work with. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Teaching Assistant - Level 4 to work at our School in Sunderland. We are looking for an individual with commitment and drive to work as part of our School team to create positive and outstanding learning experiences for all learners. For this role, you must be willing to work towards a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification and we expect the successful candidate to: Support the delivery of high quality learning experiences for all learners Inspire and motivate our children and young people Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations of learning and behaviour Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience for the learners. Monitor learners in order to assess, record and report on individual achievement and development Undertake planning, lead and deliver group sessions Have good communication skills, both oral and written and be able to demonstrate these with colleagues, parents, carers and learners In return we offer excellent terms and conditions. Joining our NEAS family will mean: Working in a positive, friendly, rewarding environment, building your experience and career. Dedicated support from line management to enhance your career with our specialist training programmes. This is just the start of your new career. Other benefits include childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, length of service awards and much sought-after discounted rates at our family fun days and events scheduled across the year. Having a hands-on role, valuing and supporting people. If you thrive on helping others, knowing everything you do is contributing to lives being changed, then this could be the role for you. Please see job description and person specification listed under "documents" at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application. The Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.