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Learning Support Assistants

Great Oaks College 

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 15 minutes walk from Hounslow bus station. The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism.

Due to our continued expansion we are looking for enthusiastic learning support assistants to join our college team working in either our Life Skills Department, Vocational Department of within the Sensory Pathway.

The Life Skills Pathway is for young people who need to remain in education to develop skills for adult life. It enables students to work within their ability to become as independent as possible in everyday tasks and in accessing community facilities. The Life Skills course consists of a core curriculum and a life skills programme which are delivered throughout the week.

The Vocational Pathway supports our students to develop the skills they require to gain employment once they leave great Oaks College. This course include developing functional English, Maths, ICT and PSHEC skills, along with learning skills required to work in their area of interest and to undertake work placements in the community and onsite.

The Sensory Pathway and supports students that have Profound and Multiple Leaning Difficulties. Within this course students are supported to develop their communication, ICT and independence skills. Students also receive a range of individualised therapy programmed including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language therapy and Hydro therapy.

As well as being calm and patient you will need 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 training and support as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and other well-being benefits.

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 school’s website: and Visits to the college are welcome. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.

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

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

Closing Date:                 9am on Friday 10th July 2020

Interview Dates:             Wednesday 15th July 2020 

Start Date:                     1st September 2020 (essential induction to take place upon commencing)

Pay Scale:                     Hounslow Scale 5 (P11 to P15)                                  

Actual Salary:                £16580 to £17808 per annum                       

Contract Type:              Permanent, term time only (39 weeks)                       

Hours of work:               Monday to Friday. 28.75 hours per week

Actual working hours differ between the pathways and will be discussed during interview.                                   

CV’s will not be accepted. No Agencies Please