Learning Support Assistant / Learning and Behaviour Specialist
Ambitious College is looking to recruit around 5 Learning and Behaviour Specialist as we continue to expand.
There has never been a better time to join Ambitious College. Our College is expanding and we are becoming a first-choice further education and training provider for young people with complex autism aged 16-25 and their families across London and beyond. As a result, we are looking to expand our workforce by September 2017.
We are looking to appoint outstanding Learning and Behaviour Specialists who are keen to move to the next stage of their career. Learning and Behaviour Specialists are a vital part of our workforce. They work face to face with our learners everyday, inspiring and teaching to help them reach their full potential.
You will join a dynamic team with a singular vision: to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism. We pride ourselves on engaging and preparing learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make a successful transition to adulthood and to live, work and contribute as part of their community. You will be a part of a strong and dedicated team who are committed to delivering our specialist curriculum to improve life chances for young people.
A general day to day may include some of the following:
- encouraging young adults to learn basic life skills, hygiene, cooking, self-presentation
- to provide excellent personal care support in line with organisational policy and approved support plans and guidelines
- dealing with challenging behaviour effectively and swiftly
- to be responsible for safeguarding learners and reporting any concerns
- to ensure the accurate completion of related administrative tasks
- maintaining boundaries and rules
- working closely with the trans-disciplinary team.
We are committed to investing in our people and their talent. We make sure every single person is clear about their role, and has the tools, knowledge and learning they need to perform well and make a difference.
Ambitious College aims to empower staff to take ownership of their own development with support from their managers and the organisation as a whole. From the day you join us, we’ll give you access thorough induction to e-learning tools, training courses, professional qualifications and coaching. We’ll help you find out where your career could take you by creating a personal development plan. This will focus on the learning you need to do your job well, and tailors your long term development so that you can achieve your career goals.
We want you to have the confidence to make the most of every opportunity. So, whatever you want to do, and however you want to learn, we’ll help you take your career to the next level.
We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package; here are just some of our fantastic benefits:
- continuous professional development
- access to People’s Pension and Group Personal Pension Scheme including life assurance cover
- enhanced family friendly leave options
- enhanced sick pay entitlement
- childcare vouchers
- season ticket and bike interest free loan
- staff welfare benefits including: access to on onsite physiotherapy, Employee Engagement Programme with up to 6 sessions of face to face counselling, access to social events both on site and across all sites, mindfulness training.
Children and young people with autism are at the heart of all that we do, that’s why:
- We are Ambitious
- We are team players
- We are open
- We value difference
- We are experts
Based at our College of North East London (CONEL) campus, you will work alongside a team of professionals to support our learners to achieve outstanding outcomes.
Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday (we are willing to consider applicants with part time availability).
You will be required to work 42 weeks per year, including two weeks full training in July/August.
Be extraordinary and join us in making the ordinary possible for young people.
For further details on how you can make a difference and to find out what we have to offer please visit our website.
Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role as detailed under the person specification.
If you would like to come and visit us, have any recruitment related questions or would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need as part of your application, please email or call Faima Begum in our Recruitment Team on 0208 815 5444.
Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that at least one reference will be taken up prior to interview and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.