Overview

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Care First – Signal House are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join their team where you can truly make a difference.

  • Up to £21,000 per annum 
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – flexible hours TBD
  • Permanent, full time position
  • Paid Lunch, Additional Escorting Hours as and when required outside of contractual hours on a rota

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be supporting adults with behaviour support needs, autism, learning difficulties and complex needs to access day opportunities and education along with encouraging independent living. 

Everything that we do is based on thoroughly understanding the needs of the adults in our services and how we can best support them in achieving positive outcomes.

Our approach is caring, positive and adaptable, and is underpinned by a thorough theoretical knowledge. Our staff come from relevant educational and therapeutic backgrounds and have extensive experience of supporting adults with complex needs.

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding career and make a real impact. Join an amazing team making our services supportive, enriching places where vulnerable young adults and adults can achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Learning Support Assistant you will connect directly with the brilliant adults we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.

Who we are looking for

Experience working with complex needs is preferable, but if you are eager to help vulnerable young adults and adults to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you. We will provide you with full training and development to succeed within your role.

You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising children as they explore further afield.

Our services are built on great teamwork and mutual support. If you enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, sharing knowledge, experience and learning, simply fill in our safeguarding-compliant application form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of working as a Teaching Assistant or within a similar role
  • Experience of working with adults with learning difficulties/disabilities, autism and Mental Health
  • Experience of behaviour that can challenge
  • Desirable – knowledge and experience of autism and Mental Health
  • Desirable – NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care – Adults
  • Prepared to undertake on-going training and day to day learning throughout employment

Why join us?

Benefits

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

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