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Teaching Assistant




Arden Care & College, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TZ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£9.61 per hour (£15,411 per annum)


35 hours per week - 8.45am until 4.15pm (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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant at Arden College.

This role is term time only.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working with children or adults with special educational needs, particularly those with autism. 
  • Continued professional development in this field would be an advantage.
  • Work alongside the teaching and therapy teams in the day to day education and support of students in their care. 
  • Follow guidance and be able to use their own initiative in achieving the high standards we expect for our students.

Our students learn in real life contexts and access the community every day so being a driver would be an advantage. 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or to arrange a visit please contact Siobhan Partington on 01704 534433

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 we offer:

  • 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.

Arden College is an independent specialist day college with residential provision for some students. Students are aged 16-25 and have mild, moderate and severe learning difficulties and autism.  Many students also have complex presentations of challenging behaviour and emotional difficulties.

Our aim is to enable students to reach their potential through individualised programmes of support and education. Students gain increased levels of independence to enable them to maximise their strengths, abilities and ambitions for the future.

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

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.


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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