Rossendale School, Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0RT
Hours: 40 hours per week 8.30 - 5.00
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With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Rossendale is a school catering for the needs of pupils who display social, emotional and mental health difficulties and whose learning disability may be affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder. All pupils have a draft or final Education, Health and Care Plan
The School provides education for young people aged from 7 – 18 years of age. Key stages 2, 3 and 4 are based on the main school site, whilst Key stage 5 have a specialist sixth form building based in the local community. At Key stage 4 and 5 we offer a wide range of GCSE subjects, BTEC Awards, Functional Skills, ASDAN and Entry Level qualifications. We currently want to expand A level courses at the sixth form provision. Given the disrupted nature of our pupils’ education, prior to their admission to Rossendale, we have had some outstanding examination results. The school admits boys and girls on both daily and residential placements.
The post is required as school is expanding and will be for a period of no less than 12 months.
As a Special Support Assistant:
- You will work under the direction of one of our Assistant Head teachers.
- You will be expected to ensure that pupils’ special educational needs are being addressed, having due regard for the School's philosophy and policies.
- You will be expected to meet individual needs and ensure that all pupils achieve their academic potential.
Rossendale School has an excellent staff team who are enthusiastic and supportive. If you have experience of working with young people in a school setting, are flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic we would be pleased to hear from you. Experience of working in a specialist school is not essential as the school runs its own extensive training programme.
Rossendale School was judged to be 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted.
Any candidates shortlisted will be invited to attend a informal interview day on 11 February and if successful at this stage, a formal interview will be held on 12 February.
This post is a full time post to provide specific learning support for children aged 8-18 years who have complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties with associated autism spectrum conditions
If you have experience of working with young people in a school setting, are flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic we would be pleased to hear from you.
Experience of working in a special school is not essential as the school runs its own extensive training programme.
Due to the nature of the role you will need to have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years.
What we offer:
- 33 days annual leave (Inc. bank holidays)
- Full training
- On-going training and Career progression
- Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
- Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
- Online benefits and cash back rewards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Dental Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- SMART Pension option
- Healthcare Cash Plan
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.