Learning Support Assistants Required
Oaklands is an outstanding special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. From September 2018 we have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group. Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development. Last year we relocated to our purpose built new school building (close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links) that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In time, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed.
Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for enthusiastic learning support assistants to join our primary, secondary and sixth form teams working with students that have autism, PMLD or complex needs. 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.
Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school 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: www.oaklands.hounslow.sch.uk Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569 (option 3).
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@oaklands.uk.net
Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 27th January 2020
Interview Date: Thursday 30th January 2020
Start Date: Monday 24th February 2020 (or as soon as possible after this date).
Pay Scale: Hounslow Scale 4 (P7 to P10)
Actual Salary: £15905 to £16780 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, term time only (39 weeks)
Hours of work: 30 hours per week
8.45am to 3.30pm (Monday to Friday)
The successful candidates will be required to attend a pre-employment induction on Monday 24th February 2020
CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies please.