Great Oaks College is an expanding specialist independent college in its third year of operation. We are co-located within Oaklands School, a new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Hounslow, close to Osterley Tube Station.
The college provides further educational opportunities to students aged 19-24 with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We run three Pathways, Vocational, Life and Living and Engagement for Life.
We are looking to employ a 1:1 Specialist Learning and Welfare Assistant to our team. We are interested to hear from you if you have an NVQ3 in a relevant subject and have worked in a special college or specialist school before. You will have previous experience and be familiar with using strategies to support a student with complex medical needs. You will have experience of implementing therapy plans and advise from Specialist Teachers and be able to demonstrate previous success in working to support young adults to engage in their education. The successful candidate will be willing to complete training and competences from our nurse for a range of medical procedures including (but not limited to) the administration of Bipap, epilepsy medication, VNS, feeding via gastrostomy, suctioning ect.
We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our beliefs. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role and the skills/experience needed.
We offer a comprehensive Induction, Inset and CPD programme for our staff, a pension scheme and other wellbeing benefits including:
Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and anyone applying to work at the college is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.
To apply, please complete and email the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.
Closing Date: Friday 28th April 2023
Interview Date: Thursday 11th May 2023
Start Date: September 2023
Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only
Pay Scale: Scale 6, point 16 to 20
Actual Salary: £23,524 to £25,133 per annum depending on the experience
Hours of work: 31.25 hours per week (excluding 45 min breaks), 08:30 – 15:30. (Monday to Friday). Due to the college’s opening hours, we are unable to offer flexibility in the hours of work.
CV’s will not be accepted.
No agencies, please.