Term time only contract plus training days 39 Weeks, 32.5 Hours Per Week

Are you looking for a Learning Support Assistant looking for a new challenge or perhaps you would like to begin a career in education?

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of Learning Support Assistants. You will support the change and re-invigoration of Cambian Spring Hill School. The senior leadership team has a clear vision for growth and positive change. We support students between the ages of 8-19 years to gain valuable life skills, qualifications and confidence to move forward in their lives.

Spring Hill has a successful tradition of supporting students between the ages of 8–18 with Autism, Social Emotional, Mental Health and Complex Needs, to gain valuable guidance, life skills, qualifications and confidence to support their journey towards independence. The passionate, dedicated team recognise this is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity and are seeking those who are empathetic, resilient and compassionate to join them in providing the right care and support for our young people to grow and develop as individuals.

The main focus of this role will be to:

Follow plans and directions from the Teacher or Instructor
Using specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support learners.
Assisting with the development and implementation of learner behaviour support plans, individual risk assessments and communication strategies.
Establishing productive working relationships with learners, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all learners within an educational environment.
Supporting learners consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
Encouraging learners to interact positively and work cooperatively with others and engage all learners in activities.
Promoting independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
Providing feedback to learners and your line manager in relation to progress, achievement and problems.
Working with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment.
Working with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate.

Candidate Profile:

Experience of working with children and/or young people in educational establishment
Experience of working with complex needs
Knowledge of the Educational, Health, Care Plan process
Knowledge of Data Protection Act and confidentiality issues
Hold a recognised qualification (NVQ level 3 or equivalent) or working towards this within 1st year
Good general standard of education, particularly English & Maths at GCSE Level C or equivalent
Strong IT skills
L2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (desirable)

You will learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession and just like our residents you will be learning all the time through our on-going mentoring and support.

Cambian is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.



Location: Ripon, HG4 3HN

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