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Special Support Assistant




Rossendale School, Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0RT

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£19,554 - £22,462


40 hours per week. 8.30 am - 5 pm

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

Rossendale is seeking a Special Support Assistant for a contract position, minimum 12 months. This post is a full time post  to provide specific learning support for children aged 8-18 years who have complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties with associated autism spectrum conditions

If you have experience of working with young people in a school setting, are flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic we would be pleased to hear from you. Experience of working in a specialist school is not essential as the school runs its own extensive training programme.

Any candidates shortlisted will be invited to attend a informal interview day on 13 June and if successful at this stage, a formal interview will be held on 14 June.

Due to the nature of the role you will need to have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years.

Rossendale school caters for the needs of pupils who display social, emotional and mental health difficulties and whose learning disability may be affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The School provides education for young people aged from 7 – 18 years of age.  Keystages 2, 3 and 4 are based on the main school site, whilst Keystage 5 have a specislist sixth form building based in the local community. At Keystage 4 and 5 we offer a wide range of GCSE subjects, BTEC Awards, Functional Skills, ASDAN and Entry Level qualifications. We are currently wanting to expand A level courses at the sixth form provision. Given the disrupted nature of our pupils’ education, prior to their admission to Rossendale, we have had some outstanding examination results.  The school admits boys and girls on both daily and residential placements. 

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS

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