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Special Support Assistant

Reference

PRI54194

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,088 per annum

Hours

37 hours per week (08:30am - 16:00pm or 17:00pm depending on day)

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 staff in the sector.

Rossendale School are seeking a Special Support Assistant to join their team. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Assistant Headteacher.  This role is full time to provide specific learning support for children aged 8 - 18 years who have complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties with associated autism spectrum conditions.

The role will involve:

  • Ensuring that pupils’ special educational needs are being addressed, having due regard for the School's philosophy and policies
  • Meeting individual needs and ensuring that all pupils achieve their academic potential.

This post is a full time post  to provide specific learning support for children aged 7-18 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 special school is not essential as the school runs its own extensive training programme.

You will need to have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years.

Any candidates shortlisted will be invited to attend a informal interview day on 16th November and if successful at this stage, a formal interview will be held on 17th November.

 Your Benefits

  • 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

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

Rossendale School was judged to be 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted.  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.  All pupils have a draft or final Education, Health and Care Plan.

The School provides education for young people aged from 7 – 18 years of age.  Key stages 2, 3 and 4 are based on the main school site, whilst Key stage 5 have a specialist sixth form building based in the local community. At Key stage 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. 

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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Closing Date

08/11/2021