Priory Lodge School, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (8:30am to 16:30pm term time only)
As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be a key member of our team, enhancing the education of our young people. 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 9 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.
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.
The Priory Lodge School (PLS) is a school for young people aged 9 -19 with mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated learning difficulties. Located in Roehampton, SW London, we aim to deliver the highest level of education and care according to individual needs in a safe, positive and structured environment.
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.
- A competitive salary
- Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
- Comprehensive induction and commitment to on going training
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Online benefits and cash back rewards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Just Drive scheme
- SMART Pension option.
For an informal discussion, please contact the school on 0208 392 4410.
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.