Learning Support Assistant, The NAS Radlett Lodge School, Herts

Learning Support Assistant

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm
Based: Radlett Lodge School, Harper Lane, Radlett, Herts WD7 9HW
Salary:  £13,025 per annum plus area allowance £579
Term time only

Who we are

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.

Who we are looking for

Individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.

What we are looking for

  • Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
  • Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
  • Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

You may also have

  • a personal connection to autism or a desire to work with people with autism
  • real life experience supporting autistic adults or children with autism in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Where will you be working

Radlett Lodge School located in Hertfordshire. This school supports children with autism aged from 4 – 19 on a structured programme.

What we can offer you

  • Excellent induction, training and development programme
  • Autism specific reflective practice profession support
  • Behavioural support training
  • 24 hour access to online training
  • Flexible shifts – weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
  • Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Career progression opportunities

To apply for this position please email radlett.lodgehr@nas.org.uk for an application form.  Please note we do not accept CVs.

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 14th December