Learning Support Assistant
Location – Unsted Park School & Sixth Form, Munstead Heath Road, Godalming, Near Guildford, Surrey, GU7 1UW
Priory Group – Division: Education & Children’s Services
Vacancy Type – Permanent – Full Time
Hours – Monday to Friday – 42.5 hours per week (Term Time only)
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 teachers in the sector.
We are looking for Learning Support Assistants with the passion, enthusiasm and drive to support our young people in achieving their potential. You will be part of a dedicated and lively team that focuses strongly on the core areas of education, independence and inclusion.
Unsted Park School is a specialist residential and day school/6th form college for children and young people with high functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders. We are committed to providing the highest level of education and care in a safe, positive environment that enables each individual to achieve his or her maximum potential.
The focus of the whole school approach is in three core areas: education, independence and inclusion. Based on these core areas we provide individual, child-centred programmes which recognise individual abilities and strengths and help students to reach their full potential.
As a Learning Support Assistant, you will work with class teachers to provide support for young people aged 7 to 19 with complex needs, some of whom may also be on the autistic spectrum. This will be through various subjects and using different communication and engagement techniques.
Ideally you will…
- Have experience working with children and young people
- Have passion, enthusiasm and excellent communications skills
- Have high levels of self-motivation
- Be able to show patience and understanding in difficult situations
- Be a positive role model who believes in helping our young people flourish.
- 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
Salary£17,375 pa – term time only
Closing Date: 30th November 2021
What do you get in return?
- A generous salary
- Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
- Reward and discount schemes
- Enhanced DBS fee paid
- Access to a holiday package
- Cycle to work scheme
- Wellbeing support.
Part of this is making sure this is the right job for you so please feel to call the school and chat with our team – call 01483 892061 (option 1) and ask for Alison Hayes.
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.
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.