Residential Support Workers

Recruiter
Prospero Teaching
Location
Manchester
Posted
20 Sep 2018
Closes
30 Sep 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Prospero Teaching are recruiting several experienced SEN Learning Support Assistants to work at a special needs college in Cheadle, Stockport. The college specialises in educating students aged 2-19, all who have complex learning disabilities combined with significant communication difficulties including little or no oral language. As a learning support assistant you will be working 1-1 with students and also supporting in small groups.
Potential candidates must have grade C or above in both Maths and English. This is essential.
The successful learning support assistant will ideally:
- Be self-driven, enthusiastic and conscientious
- Have previous experience working with children or young adults with Learning Difficulties.
- Excellent communication skills
- Be comfortable with personal care as you would be expected to assist with feeding, washing and toileting for students of all ages
- Have awareness of basic sign language, PECs or Makaton

The students take part in a mixed curriculum timetable, such as art, music, sport and horticulture. Within the campus the students have access to hydrotherapy swimming pools, sensory gardens and other specialist facilities. The role is to encourage students and promote independence for young adults. Essential skills include excellent communication and relationship building.
In order to meet the diverse needs of all learners, the school has adapted a total communication approach incorporating sign, speech, symbols (including PECs), objects of reference, photographs and real objects as appropriate to support the learning of the individual. Communication underpins everything we do.
If you are interested, we would love to hear from you to discuss the role further and get potential candidates registered with a start date immediate.
This vacancy is being advertised by Prospero Teaching Manchester. The services advertised by Prospero Teaching, in this instance are those of an employment business. Prospero Teaching is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

If you feel you fit the criteria, please forward your CV or call the Prospero Teaching office on (Apply online only)

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