Options Barton is a DfE registered school and OFSTED rated children’s home offering a purpose built service specially designed to meet the educational and development needs of the children in our care. We provide care to children and young people with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties. Based in Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, we are within easy reach of Barton, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Hull and surrounding towns.
Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
Job Summary and Duties
As a Learning Support Assistant, your role will involve providing education to children and young people with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties, the role of Learning Support Assistant focuses on developing independent life skills through individually designed programmes
This permanent role is offered on a 40 or 45 hours per week contract, working 8.00am - 4.00pm or 7.00pm – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Term time only.
Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties would include:
- Supporting the morning routine in the on-site Children’s Home
- Working with the class teacher, assisting the children with their work and supporting appropriate pupil behaviour
- Establishing good relationships with pupils; acting as a role model and responding to individual needs
- Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
- Preparing materials and resources to facilitate effective teaching and learning sessions
- Taking part in meetings, contributing to report-writing, Individual Behaviour Plans and other administrative tasks as necessary
- Supporting children and young people with personal care tasks as appropriate
Key Skills Required
- Experience of working with children and/or adults who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or challenging behaviour
- Ideally, experience of working within an education/residential setting
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- The resilience to work successfully in an environment that can be both physically and emotionally challenging
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to use ICT
- A willingness to take part in relevant training and development opportunities
Please apply online now or call 01652 631280 for further information
Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.
Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your start date.