Bank Learning Support Worker
Priory College Stroud Campus, Stratford Road, Stroud, GL5 4AH
Salary - £9.00 per hour
Hours - Bank
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.
We are looking for a bank Learning Support Worker to undertake education support duties and assist the class tutor in the day to day needs of the learners in their care, to enable the tutor to implement the curriculum and respond to the learners’ needs. This role is a bank position and will be required to cover the needs of the school to cover staff absences and sickness.
You will be confident with providing support to learners alongside the tutor, whilst at the same time encouraging the learners towards independence and accepting responsibility for their own behaviour
Establishing good relationships with learners by using language and other communication skills that the learners can understand and relate to
Promoting positive learner behaviour is crucial to this role in line with school policies by the use of praise and encouragement
Work under the direction of the tutor to prepare and maintain an effective learning environment, by preparing work materials and apparatus and clearing up afterwards
You'll be assisting with language, literacy and numeracy development, and other activities under the direction of the tutor and Education Manager.
Communication and personal interaction is a key feature of this role, which provides personal support and guidance to learners and young people both within an educational and care environment. This may include more extensive pastoral support. Coaching, observational and listening skills, are essential for contributing to the monitoring, support and assessment of academic, social and emotional development.
The educational and social challenges experienced by young people and learners may, at times, give rise to unusual or anti-social behaviour, which can be very emotionally and physically demanding.
An NVQ 2 qualification (or equivalent) which is appropriate to the teaching and learning environment of learners and young adults or significant experience working with young adults with autism and mental health disorders.
Previous experience within a relevant educational environment or therapeutic setting is beneficial to this role.
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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.