Senior Learning Support Assistant
Location: Tadley Court School, Tadley Common Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3TB
Priory Group Division: Education & Children’s Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent – Full Time
Hours: 37.5 per week (Term time only)
Are you ready to make a real and lasting difference? Would you like to be part of a team committed to ensuring that our children and young people achieve their full potential?
We are looking to recruit a Senior Learning Support Assistant (term-time only). You will support the effective delivery of education and independence programmes through the effective supervision of a small team of Learning Support staff. Acting as a positive role model you will provide guidance for your own team and contribute to their performance and professional development.
The successful candidate will have the ability to balance conflicting priorities presented during the school day, address unpredicatable situations and the changing requirements and needs of students and staff.
You’ll be working the following hours: 08:00-16:00 or 08:30-16:30
To succeed you will posses:
- Emotional resilience
- Flexibility, resourcefulness
- A strong ‘can do’ attitude
- Highly developed organisational skills
- Effective communication skills
- Previous experience in a special needs environment/school would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.
Tadley Court school is set in a beautiful semi rural location with four acres of well maintained grounds. We are a day school specialising in the education and care of children and young people between the age of 5 and 19 years who are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum with associated learning difficulties. Our children and young people may also exhibit challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and lack of social understanding.
We offer a safe, structured and predictable environment where students can develop the skills needed to live as independently as possible allowing them to make real life choices as they approach and reach adulthood.
To succeed we need people who share our passion for making a difference and ideally (though not essentially as training will be given) have previous experience of autism. We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare and expect all staff to share this commitment.
If you would like to find out more or if you have specific questions to ask before making an application please contact Dianne Price, School Business Manager on 07795 636193.
If you would like to apply, please complete the application form fully as we cannot short list from a C.V.
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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.
Closing Date: 02/01/2019