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Learning Support Assistant / Learning and Behaviour Specialist

Learning Support Assistant / Learning and Behaviour Specialist

Ambitious College


  • Expired
£17,755 - £21,219 pa (dependent on skills and experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
28 January 2018

Job overview

There has never been a better time to join Ambitious College. Our College is expanding and we are becoming a first-choice further education and training provider for young people with complex autism aged 16-25 and their families across London and beyond. As a result, we are looking to expand our workforce.

We are looking to appoint outstanding Learning and Behaviour Specialists who are keen to move to the next stage of their career.  Learning and Behaviour Specialists are a vital part of our workforce. They work face to face with our learners everyday, inspiring and teaching to help them reach their full potential.

You will join a dynamic team with a singular vision: to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism. We pride ourselves on engaging and preparing learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make a successful transition to adulthood and to live, work and contribute as part of their community. You will be a part of a strong and dedicated team who are committed to delivering our specialist curriculum to improve life chances for young people. 

A general day to day may include some of the following:

  • encouraging young adults to learn basic life skills, hygiene, cooking, self-presentation
  • to provide excellent personal care support in line with organisational policy and approved support plans and guidelines
  • dealing with challenging behaviour effectively and swiftly
  • to be responsible for safeguarding learners and reporting any concerns
  • to ensure the accurate completion of related administrative tasks
  • maintaining boundaries and rules
  • working closely with the trans-disciplinary team. 

Ambitious College aims to empower staff to take ownership of their own development with support from their managers and the organisation as a whole. From the day you join us, we’ll give you access thorough induction to e-learning tools, training courses, professional qualifications and coaching. 

We want you to have the confidence to make the most of every opportunity. So, whatever you want to do, and however you want to learn, we’ll help you take your career to the next level.

Based at our West Thames College campus in Isleworth, you will work alongside a team of professionals to support our learners to achieve outstanding outcomes.  

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday (we are willing to consider applicants with part time availability).

You will be required to work 42 weeks per year, including two weeks full training in July/August (please note the salary will not be pro rata).

For further details on how you can make a difference and to find out what we have to offer please visit our website. 

Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community.  We guarantee  to  interview  candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role as detailed under the person specification.

If you would like to come and visit us, have any recruitment related questions or would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need as part of your application, please email  or call Faima Begum in our Recruitment Team on 0208 815 5444.

Please note this post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that at least one reference will be taken up prior to interview and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note we have not engaged any agencies to work on this role and only direct applications will be considered.

About Ambitious College

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  • Ambitious College
  • C/o West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth
  • Middlesex
  • TW7 4HS
  • United Kingdom
+44 20 3873 2201

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Ambitious College is a specialist day college for autistic young people aged 16 –25.

The college has two campuses co-located within mainstream colleges in north and west London. These are the Pears Campus at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) in Tottenham and the Pears Campus at West Thames College in Isleworth.

At each campus, there is a team of dedicated and passionate professionals including teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, employment specialists, behaviour specialists and specialist support staff. Using the Ambitious Approach to education, they work together to come up with learning and support approaches tailored to the individual.

Through a range of partnerships with local businesses, community groups and mainstream partners, the college also offer opportunities to learn in the community. This combined approach – personalised education, positive support and real work experience – delivers results. It allows young people to achieve their goals, fulfil their potential and go on to lead active lives in their community.

Head of College: Linda Looney

Values and vision

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for autistic children and young people. We offer specialist education and support through Ambitious College, TreeHouse School, and The Rise School.

Ambitious College's values define how we work and ensure that children and young people with autism are at the heart of all that we do. We think everyone is entitled to lead a fulfilling, happy, and rewarding life; and this includes young people with autism.

Our learners are at the heart of everything we do, their curriculum is highly personalised to help them achieve their goals. We operate a person-centered approach. It is delivered by our highly skilled and friendly staff. We offer lots of opportunities to learn in the community through a range of partnerships with local employers, services, and our mainstream college partners.

As our name suggests, we are ambitious for our learners. We are a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about our work in supporting young learners to live ordinary lives in their home community. We know that with the right opportunity and support they can achieve great things.


“Leaders, managers and governors have high ambitions and expectations for  learners. Leaders and managers have developed a good curriculum offer which  enables learners to study one of four pathways: engagement and interaction,  maximum independence, preparing for employment, and vocational learning. As a  result, most learners benefit from an individually tailored and well-taught  programme that is based on their needs, aspirations and ambitions. Learners make  good progress and are prepared well to move from college to the next stage of their  life.”

View Ambitious College’s latest Ofsted report

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