Senior Learning Support Assistant (SEN College)
- Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
- £20,058 – £22,287 per annum +benefits
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Senior Learning Support Assistant (SEN College)
Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ, near Manchester Airport
Salary range: £20,058 – £22,287 per annum +benefits
Holidays: School holidays
Here at Seashell Trust we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.
We are recruiting for a Senior Learning Support Assistant to join our specialist SEN College.This is a permanent position, the hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm, and this role works 41 weeks per year, with holidays to be taken during school holidays (Stockport LEA).This Senior LSA position will have responsibility for student transitions out of the College on completion of their course and will be split 27.5 hours Senior LSA duties per week and 10 hours teaching activity per week.
Responsibilities will include supporting the young person and their families to research suitable provisions, working with the local authorities to secure funding and ensuring a smooth transition to the new provision by the young person, through careful planning and co-operation of all parties involved.
The role will also involve supporting the management and supervision of a team of LSAs, in order to facilitate the student’s learning and achievement.
- GCSE A – C in English and Maths (or level 2 literacy and numeracy)
- Level 3 Teaching Assistant Diploma/equivalent
- Experience of working with children and young people with multi-sensory impairments and/or complex with learning difficulties and disabilities
- Experience of working with and managing young people who present with challenging behaviour
- Experience working as Learning Support Assistant Level 3
- PTTLS / DTTLS qualification or commitment to undertake if required
- Ability to contribute, follow and evaluate educational programmes set by the teacher
- Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and student notes and communicate effectively with parents/carers/other professionals
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to prioritise and organise day to day workload
- Ability to organise, support and co-ordinate group or individual activities
- Flexible approach to work
- Ability to remain calm under pressure in order to maintain low arousal approach and environment for students
- Car driver and willingness to use own car in line with Trust’s Safe Driving Policy
- May be required to accompany professional staff on home visits/assessments
- Regular requirements to move and handle service users, who have a range of physical abilities, in a variety of settings including classroom, gym, pool areas, residential units and some restricted spaces
- The ability to meet the physical demands of the post which requires substantial walking, standing, lifting, bending, working on the floor, twisting and pushing wheelchair users around the Trust premises and within the community
- Regular requirement to support service users with challenging behaviour
Pension scheme, life assurance, annual performance linked pay increases, employee assistance programme, on site counselling, doggy day-care/grooming, on site gym, on site yoga and boot-camp, monthly street food vendors onsite, cycle scheme, long service awards, employee engagement forum, generous holidays, free parking and a beautiful campus with fantastic facilities all on our single site!
We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.
About Seashell Trust
Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.
We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.
We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!
We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.
This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
To apply for this job please visit www.grassroots-recruitment.online.