Specialist College Lunchtime Assistant

Do you believe that each student has the right to an outstanding education in which their preferences, interests and abilities are acknowledged and respected?

Great Oaks College opened in 2018 for young adults aged 19-25 with Special Educational Needs and is now in the third year of its expansion phase, with the expectation of being at full capacity from September 2021. Great Oaks College is now seeking to appoint Lunchtime support staff.

We are looking for:

Someone who shares our vision for developing independence for young adults with Special Educational Needs. You will be willing to support feeding and personal care, and to assist and encourage students to find ways to enjoy their leisure time. The successful candidate will understand the need to respect our students as young adults and be committed to supporting their development as they prepare for adulthood.

As an employer we offer:

Excellent CPD and an Induction package.

Employee assistance programme.

Access to our onsite gym outside of college hours.

Great Oaks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable young adults, 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.

Details of this post are available on the College’s website: www.greatoakscollege.com

Visits to the college are encouraged. Please contact Iwona Kedziora, HR Officer for an appointment on 0203 962 9009.

To apply, please complete and email the application form to hr@greatoakscollege.com Please include a letter of application outlining how you meet the specification for this role and what you will bring to the team for the benefit of our students.

Closing Date:           9am on Friday 26th November 2021
Interview Date:         ASAP
Start Date:                ASAP
Scale:                     Hounslow Single Status Pay Scale – Scale 1a, Point 1
Actual Salary:      £3,831 per annum
Contract Type:         Permanent and Part time (8 hours per week), term time only (38 weeks per annum)
Provisional working hours:         Monday 11.30am to 1.30pm. Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 1.30pm

The successful candidate will be required to attend a pre-employment induction.

CV’s will not be accepted. No Agencies Please.


1:1 Teaching Assistant Required

 

Great Oaks College is a specialist independent college that caters for students aged from 19 to 25. We are co-located within Oaklands School, in a new state of the art, purpose built premises in Gresham Road, Hounslow, close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links.

 

The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We run three Pathways, Life Skills, Vocational and Sensory. Our education programmes are designed to prepare students for active lives, increasing the opportunities available to them through increased independence.

 

We are looking to employ a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to work with a student with autism who can display challenging behavior. We are interested to hear from you if you have an NVQ3 in a relevant subject and have previous experience supporting students with autism and severe learning difficulties in a specialist setting. You will be familiar with using specialist strategies such as Makaton, visuals, TEACCH and sensory diets. You will be able to build and maintain a strong relationship, deliver individual learning and support engagement in group activities, including within the community.

 

We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.  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 an employee assistance programme.

 

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.

 

Details of this post are available on the College Website on www.greatoakscollege.com

 

To apply, please complete and email the application form to hr@greatoakscollege.com

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.

 

Closing Date:              19th November

 

Interview Date:            23rd November

 

Start Date:                   ASAP

 

Contract Type:            Permanent

 

Pay Scale:                   Scale 6, point 16 to 20

 

Actual Salary:             £20,247 to £21,744 per annum

 

Hours of work:             08:30 – 15:30. (Monday to Friday). Due to the colleges opening hours we are unable to offer flexibility in the hours of work.

CV’s will not be accepted. 

No agencies please.

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