Learning Support Assistant

Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college that is co-located within Oaklands School new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Hounslow. We are close to Osterley Tube Station and public transport routes and just fifteen minutes walk from Hounslow bus station. The college provides further educational opportunities to students aged 19-24 that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism.

We run three Pathways within Great Oaks College. The Life Skills Pathway is for young people who need to remain in education to develop skills for supported living. The Vocational Pathway supports our students to develop the skills they require to gain employment. The Sensory Pathway supports students that have Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. Within this course, students are supported to develop their communication, ICT and independence skills.

As well as being calm and patient, you will need a good team working skills and be passionate about supporting students with special educational needs. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of personal care including toileting and feeding. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share this belief. Please refer to the person specification and job description for full details of the role and the essential knowledge and skills required.

 We value our employees and offer excellent induction, training and support, as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and other well-being benefits. You will be led by an enthusiastic and innovative leadership team and work in a friendly and forward-thinking environment in which the student’s wellbeing, progress and preparation for adulthood are at the centre of everything we do.

Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our 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: https://greatoakscollege.com/

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, 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’s specifications.

Closing Date:               6th January 2023


Interview Dates:           27th January 2023


Start Date:                    February 2023

Pay Scale:                     Hounslow Scale 5 (P11 £ 27,357 to P15 £ 29,214) pro rata

Actual Salary:               £19,697 to £21,034 per annum

Benefits:           We value our employees and offer a supportive and engaging environment, comprehensive Induction, Inset and excellent Continuous Personal Development Training Sessions, NEST Pension with this role, Employee Assistance Programme, access to Staff Discounts, and other well-being benefits.

 Contract Type:              Permanent – Term Time Only (39 weeks)

Hours of work:             Monday to Friday 8:30 – 15:15      30 hours per week

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


GOC Support Staff Application Form


Person Specification