Location Kingsmere School
Priory Group Division Education & Children's Services
Vacancy Type Permanent - Full Time
Salary£16,500 per annum
Hours37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday (term time only)
Because we want you to get off to the best start with us we are giving you an extra £250 to you when you first start with us, and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work.
We are searching for talented Learning Support Assistants to be a key member of our team, providing standards of person-centred support and care to our service users.
Through your enthusiasm, creativity and caring approach, you will develop effective working relationships with students, promote learning, encourage positive interactions and build students’ resilience.
Relevant experience is desirable but not essential as a comprehensive induction, full training and support will be provided.
Duties will include:
Ensuring the safety and welfare of students
Promoting and celebrate diversity
Supporting the class teacher with preparation, delivery and assessment of learning activities
Supporting positive interactions between students
Liaising with therapy staff and act upon guidance
Communicating with parents, carers and professionals
Actively contributing to the on-going development of the school.
You will need to have a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of students, be resilient when working with students that present significant challenges but above all, be enthusiastic and optimistic about improving outcomes for students.
The successful applicant will hold a clean driving license for at least the last 3 years as there may be a requirement to take the children out on day trips from time to time. The school is also in a rural location which is not on a public transport route.
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.
Kingsmere School is an independent special day school with its own grounds in a rural location in Cambridgeshire. The school’s aim is to raise standards in the education of young people and help them to lead meaningful, fulfilling and happy lives.
What we’d like to give you:
A competitive salary
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to continual professional development
Online benefits and cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme
Just Drive scheme
SMART Pension option.
*Candidates referred by an agency or other 3rd party may not be eligible for the joining bonus
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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.