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Learning Support Assistant Required

Great Oaks CollegeLondon

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 fifteen minutes walk from Hounslow bus station. The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. 

We run three Pathways within Great Oaks College. The Life Skills Pathway is for young people who need to remain in education to develop skills for supported living. The Vocational Pathway supports our students to develop the skills they require to gain employment. The Sensory Pathway and supports students that have Profound and Multiple Leaning Difficulties. Within this course student are supported to develop their communication, ICT and independence skills. 

As well as being calm and patient, you will need good team working skills and be passionate about supporting students with special educational needs. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of personal care including toileting and feeding. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share this belief. Please refer to the person specification and job description for full details of the role and the essential knowledge and skills required.

We value our employees and offer excellent induction, training and support, as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and other well-being benefits. You will be led by an enthusiastic and innovative leadership team and work in a friendly and forward thinking environment in which the students’ wellbeing, progress and preparation for adulthood is at the center of everything we do.

Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our 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 College website: 

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please complete and email the application form to

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification. 

Closing Date: 9am on Tuesday 28th September 2021 

Interview Dates: ASAP

Start Date: October 2021

Pay Scale: Hounslow Scale 5 (P11 to P15)

Actual Salary: £17,778 to £19,094 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent - Term Time Only (39 weeks)

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8:30 – 15:15 ,  30 hours per week


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