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Learning Support Teaching Assistant

Location
Segal Centre, Stratton Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2PN
College
Horizons College
Hours
Full Time
Salary
£10.98 - £12.62 per hour
Posted
10th October 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
28th November 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1273246
Start date
As soon as possible
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Note: Candidates will be considered as received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

The Opportunity

Horizons College is an innovative and inclusive specialist provision for young people aged 16-25 with learning difficulties and/or complex needs. Having opened our brand new college at the Interface Industrial Estate in Royal Wootton Bassett September 2022; we here at Horizon’s College are excited to welcome new Learning Support Assistants to provide a safe, stimulating, learner-centred environment; equipping our learners to be independent by developing life and work skills ready for life after college and their transition to adulthood.

If you are patient and flexible within a team as well as passionate and able to put the learners at the heart of all their best efforts, then we would love to hear from you.

With a flair for celebrating the smallest but most impacting successes of our learners, retaining a patience in the knowledge this role comes with good days and challenging ones, we at Horizons College will strive to meet the end goal of our Trust: To collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure each and every one of our CYP have the education they deserve.

Your Role

The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in the supervision of learners within and outside the learning setting, including in communal areas, work placements, other sites or on visits outside the college
  • Provide simple medical aid as and when necessary and take all reasonable measures to ensure health and safety within and outside the college
  • Provide care, attend to learner’s personal needs and undertake activities necessary to meet the physical, emotional and educational requirements utilising a wide range of skills, with support and supervision from teaching staff and other professionals
  • Assist in supervising the activities of individual and small groups of learners, who have complex needs, in order to ensure their safety, facilitate their education development and develop a supportive and caring relationship
  • Assist in physical tasks relating to the care of learners and their individual personal and therapy needs
  • Support learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and be committed to supporting an individualised and flexible curriculum which promotes independence, flexibility of thought and sensory integration

Your Experience

Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:

  • Model professional communication with children/young people and other adults
  • Ability to provide feedback on Leaners participation and achievement
  • Be willing to undertake and implement training in the use of software and equipment
  • Be willing to attend and contribute to multi-agency meetings
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Able to ensure Learners participation in the community
  • Be highly motivated
  • Be able to follow instruction and work independently

Hours: 29.5 pw
Interview Date: W/C 28th November 2022
Closing Date: 27th November 2022

Benefits

Horizon's College is part of Brunel Education (BE), a subsidiary organisation of Brunel Academies Trust, and as part of this rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust community, we want you to know we value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Discounts with Swindon Outlet Village
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free parking on site
  • Annual pay progression opportunities

Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.

To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to recruitment @brunelsenmat.org.uk.

Attachments

Safeguarding Statement:

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Horizons College

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