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Learning Support Assistant

Reference

PRI54503

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Salary

£15,099.60 per annum

Hours

37 hours per week (working hours range from 8am - 5pm, 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 staff in the sector.

Strathmore College is seeking a permanent full time Learning Support Assistant working term time only.

To get you off to the best start with us, we are offering a £250 bonus when you first start your new role, and a further £250 upon completion of your probationary period.*

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

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure safeguarding of learners at all times
  • During curriculum activities, under the direction of the Tutor, provide support to enable learners to achieve their learning aims
  • 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
  • Record progress and achievement of learners.
  • 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
  • Where deemed necessary, escort learners when engaged in off-site activities and visits, and provide assistance and instruction where needed.  Drive college mini buses as required to support learners
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Principal or their delegate.

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. 

What's in it for you?

  • 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

* this will be pro-rata for part time roles. Current employees are not eligible.

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.

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

Learner_Support_June_2021_Strathmore.docx

Closing Date

31/10/2021