Learning Support Assistant - Special Needs College Openshaw

Prospero Teaching
01 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Prospero Teaching are recruiting several experienced SEN Learning Support Assistants to work at a special needs college in Openshaw. This college caters for students aged 16-25, all of which have learning disabilities, complex needs and autism. As a learning support assistants you will be working 1-1 with students and also supporting in groups.

The successful learning support assistant will ideally:

- Be enthusiastic, driven and conscientious
- Have previous experience working with children or young adults with Learning Difficulties.
- Have awareness or experience using PECS, basic sign language or Makaton.
- Be comfortable with personal care as you would be expected to assist with feeding, washing and toileting for pupils of all ages.
- Excellent communication skills
- Hold a current DBS or be willing to apply for a new one through Prospero Teaching

The students take part in subjects such as art, music, sport and horticulture. They have access to hydrotherapy swimming pools, sensory gardens and other specialist facilities. The role is to help encourage and promote independence for the young adults. Essential skills include excellent communication and relationship building. Previous experience of supporting learning with service users who have similar needs is important.

A registration process will need to be followed before starting the role, therefore you must be able to provide two references demonstrating the above skills

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