Learning Support Assistant Required
Great Oaks College
Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college that is co-located within Oaklands School new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Hounslow We are close to Osterley Tube Station and public transport routes and just 15 minutes walk from Hounslow bus station. The college will provide further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism.
The college is split into 3 pathways. Vocational, Life skills and Sensory. The Life skills pathway is a course developed for supporting young adults with a range of both learning and physical difficulties. The curriculum is delivered with highly practical teaching methods, with real life experiences of cooking, cleaning, personal health and wellbeing, re-enforced by functional maths and English. We want our young adults to leave college feeling more confident in being independent.
As a result of an internal promotion we are looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic member of staff for 4 days per week to support our young adults in developing their life skills in preparation for a more independent future. You will need good team working skills and previous experience of working with young people who have special needs. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of personal care including toileting and feeding as required. Great Oaks believes that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.
We offer a comprehensive induction, Inset and CPD programme for our staff, a pension scheme and other wellbeing benefits including an employee assistance programme.
Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the college is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.
Details of this post are available on the school’s website: www.oaklands.hounslow.sch.uk
Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Lindsey Banks, HR Officer for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.
To apply, please complete and email the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.
CV’s will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 18th November 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Start Date: as soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only – You will be an employee of Great Oaks College
Pay Scale: Scale 5 Hounslow Single Pay Scale point 22 to point 25
Actual Salary: £13773 to £14999 per annum
Hours of work: 9.15am to 4.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (25 hours per week)
Days and times of work are not negotiable.