Learning Support Assistant
Permanent - Full Time Salary £16,000 per annum (Payable x 12 monthly) Hours 37.5 per week (term time only)
As a Learning Support Assistant you will be a key member of our team, enhancing the education of a young person with Asperger’s syndrome. This is a great opportunity in a growing school with excellent opportunities to build experience working amongst young people with ASD and Asperger’s syndrome.
The Priory Lodge School is an independent co-educational, purpose built day school in South West London for young people aged 5 to 19 with mild to moderate autism, Asperger’s syndrome and associated learning difficulties.
It is our intention that every pupil will achieve their full potential in both academic and personal development, take up new challenging goals and work hard to achieve them.
It is a requirement of the role that successful applicants are required to have pass grades at GCSE / Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths, either prior to employment or attained within the first year. Ideally, we would like candidates who have held a clean driving license for at least 3 years and can drive a manual car.
What we’d like from you:
The ability to build positive relationships with young people who have already experienced several school settings unsuccessfully
Patience, enthusiasm, resilience, initiative and kindness are useful qualities
Excellent communication skills
Effective organisational capability
Great team player
Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
Strong “can do” attitude.
What we’d like to give you:
A competitive salary
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Online benefits and cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme
Just Drive scheme
SMART Pension option
For an informal discussion please contact the school on 0208 392 4410.
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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 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.