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Learning Support Assistant

Reference

PRI53735

Location

Kingsbrook School, Southburgh, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7TJ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£16,500 per annum

Hours

37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday (term time only)

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in this sector.

We want you to get off to the best start with us so we are giving you £250 when you first start with us and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work!

We currently have a vacancy within our teaching team for a Learning Support Assistant.  The successful candidate will be a key member of our team, providing standards of person-centred learning support and care to our service users. 

Through your enthusiasm, creativity and caring approach, you will develop effective working relationships with students, promote learning, encourage positive interactions and build students’ resilience.

Relevant experience is desirable but not essential as a comprehensive induction, full training and support will be provided.

Our Learning Support Assistants provide educational, emotional and personal support to our students.  The successful candidate will contribute to the assessment and progress setting and tracking of the students.  Other duties include supporting the class teacher in the preparation of resources and lessons as well as delivery of some lessons and other school activities.

Duties will include:

  • Ensuring the safety and welfare of students
  • Promoting and celebrate diversity
  • Supporting the class teacher with preparation, delivery and assessment of learning activities
  • Supporting positive interactions between students
  • Liaising with therapy staff and act upon guidance
  • Communicating with parents, carers and professionals
  • Actively contributing to the on-going development of the school.

You will need to have a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students, be resilient when working with students that present significant challenges but above all, be enthusiastic and optimistic about improving the outcomes of our young people.   

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support.

 

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

You can be part of something special

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

Kingsbrook School is a school for students with social, emotional, mental health difficulties and complex learning needs.  It is for 11-18 year olds, day and residential with a maximum school capacity of 12 students.

Division DBS info

References

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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.

Disclosure

Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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Job Description

Learning_Support_Assistant.pdf

Closing Date

31/10/2021