Learning Support Assistant
Location: Priory Lodge School, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ
Priory Group Division: Education & Children’s Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: £16,000 per annum (Payable x 12 monthly)
Hours: 37.5 per week (term time only)
Closing date: 2 January 2019
As a Learning Support Assistant you will be a key member of our team, enhancing the education of a young person with Asperger’s syndrome. This is a great opportunity in a growing school with excellent opportunities to build experience working amongst young people with ASD & Asperger’s syndrome
Qualifications needed: Pass grade at GCSE / Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths essential, either prior to employment or attained within first year.
What we’d like from you:
- The ability to build positive relationships with young people who have already experienced several school settings unsuccessfully
- Patience, enthusiasm, resilience, initiative and kindness are useful qualities
- Excellent communication skills
- Effective organisational capability
- Great team player
- Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
- Strong “can do” attitude
What we’d like to give you:
- A competitive salary
- Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
- Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Online benefits and cashback rewards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Just Drive scheme
- SMART Pension option
The Priory Lodge School is an independent co-educational, purpose built day school in South West London for young people aged 5 to 19 with mild to moderate autism, Asperger’s syndrome and associated learning difficulties.
It is our intention that every pupil will achieve their full potential in both academic and personal development, take up new challenging goals and work hard to achieve them.
As a day school we provide an alternative to residential education which supports pupils to develop independence and social skills whilst living in their home environment. The Priory Lodge School enables pupils to become successful learners, responsible citizens and confident individuals.
For an informal discussion please contact the school on 0208 392 4410. https://jobs.priorygroup.com/vacancies/23468
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.
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.