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Learning Support Assistant

Unsted Park School and Sixth FormSurrey

Unsted Park School & Sixth Form, Munstead Heath Road, Godalming, Near Guildford, Surrey, GU7 1UW

Hours: 42.5 hours per week (Term Time only)

We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant 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.

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.

We will give you…

  • An employer who shares the passion for supporting young people meet their full potential
  • A team who care and listen
  • A safe and fun working environment
  • Commitment to developing you and your career
  • A competitive salary and annual leave entitlement.

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.

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. 

What else?

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

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.

References

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.

About us

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.

Disclosure

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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.