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Residential Learning Support Assistant




Strathmore College, Bellringer Road, Trentham Lakes South, Stoke on Trent, ST4 8LJ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,142.84 per annum


37 hours per week - between 8am and 10pm

Job Advert Role Description

The role of Residential Learner Support Assistant is to assist in providing the best possible environment in which the educational, support and developmental needs of individual learners can be met.

Duties of the candidate:

  • Ensure safeguarding of learners at all times.
  • Monitor and maintain domestic standards and resources and report all shortcomings to the line manager.
  • Undertake general domestic and workplace duties (tidying, cleaning, laundry work, cooking etc).
  • Support learners to achieve their aims and aspirations in the wider learning experiences.
  • Assist in the assessment of learners, to ensure that an accurate baseline of developmental needs is identified.  
  • Establish a good relationship with learners by using language and other communication skills that learners can understand and relate to.
  • Encourage and enable learners to make informed choices in their lives and assist them in working through the consequences and taking responsibility for their behaviour.
  • Support the well-being of learners in their emotional and social, personal development.
  • Meet the needs of learners by following support and safety plans and risk assessments.
  • Attend and contribute to planned college events which promote the college and enhances the learners experience.
  • Assist management in any aspect of learner training and care, or any other task deemed necessary to promote the interests and welfare of learners. 
  • To attend and participate as required in reviews and other internal and external meetings.
  • Attend and follow the procedure for staff meetings.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Principal or their delegate.
  • Have knowledge of and carry out all necessary emergency procedures as for fire, accident etc.
  • Always follow policies and operational procedures as specified and report any Health and Safety issues.
  • Undertake any training course or ‘in-house’ training considered beneficial or necessary to the role.
  • Assist management in any aspect of learner development and care, or any other task deemed necessary to promote the interests and welfare of learners.
  • Carry out any and all duties and responsibilities and appertaining to the general running and maintenance of the College.
  • Report and record all exceptions – act, incidents and results that do not comply fully wirh Plans, Policies, Procedures and Quality Standards.
  • Report any infringements of learner’s rights, wellbeing or safety, or any grievances expressed or alluded to by learner’s, their families or representatives, staff, neighbours or external agencies.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Strathmore College is a residential and day college in Stoke on Trent.  The college provides educational provision for learners aged 16-25 years who have mild to severe learning difficulties, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties/disability which include Downs Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, speech and language difficulties coupled with other health related, mental or physical difficulties.  The learner’s needs are increasingly more complex, with a number of learners who were NEET and those who were finding engaging in education and learning challenging.  The College uses meaningful, practical learning activities to engage and motivate learners.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.  With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.


Division DBS info


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 may be requested prior to interview for 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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