Learning Support Assistant
North Hill House School, Fromefield, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HB
Permanent - Full Time
£13,665.95 per annum
37.5 hours per week, term time only
Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Set in its own grounds close to Frome town centre, North Hill House is an independent specialist day and residential school for children and young people aged 6 to 19 years with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties.
The school has been specifically designed to provide a strong focus for both UK and international students who need different levels of support to succeed, thus allowing young people with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties to thrive effectively in an ever-demanding and complex society. Students have ambitions to live and work as self-reliant adults and we can help them to reach their goals with continued support, structure and guidance. The school welcomes students on a day or weekly residential basis for 38 weeks per year.
As a Learning Support Assistant you will be a key member of our team, enhancing the education of our students. This is a great opportunity to build experience working amongst young people with ASD. You will need excellent communication skills, along with patience and enthusiasm. A flexible attitude is essential in order to respond to the changing needs of our students. You must also be able to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
A QCF level 3 Diploma or higher in relevant care or children and young people is desirable for this role. It is not anticipated that all new recruits to the role will have QCF Level 3 qualification but will commence the attainment process within six months of joining and will have a specific time period in which to qualify.
A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.
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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.