Everyone deserves an incredible future! 

Become a Learning Support Assistant at Parkside House School part of Acorn Education and Care and start working towards yours.

Parkside House School is an Independent Special School, approved for pupils with Special Education Needs by the Department for Education. Our school aims to provide a high-quality education package to pupils who have difficulties in relating to education or others within a mainstream setting.

The school is registered to accommodate 35 pupils from 10 – 18 years; we specialise in teaching pupils with Emotional, Social and Behavioural needs, and with other associated learning and cognitive difficulties.

The aim of the site is to provide enough support to unlock each child’s potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. We provide young people with as much freedom as possible in a safe and supervised environment. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable, and understanding

Following the expansion of Parkside House School, we are seeking to employ a hardworking and resilient individual to work as a Learning Support Assistant supporting children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and moderate learning difficulties (MLD). The successful candidate will work as part of a dedicated team and provide high quality assistance for our pupils in order to maximise each and every child’s potential. We accept applicants with relevant experience in a similar role ideally supporting children with autism, we accept applicants with relevant backgrounds such as mainstream education, working in the care sector and nursing care. 

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding education career and have a real impact on Children’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable children and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will connect directly with the brilliant children and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.

You will help prepare learning materials and run classroom activities, with plenty of hands-on experience and some supervision too. You will take responsibility for their emotional and physical needs, supporting them to develop as individuals and engage with the world.

Supporting children with complex Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs is important and rewarding work, and you will benefit from the tremendous support offered by our hugely experienced teams. As you help our children and young people achieve real and significant progress, you will enjoy having a direct, positive impact on their developing lives.

Who we are looking for

You don’t need any experience to join our team. If you come from hospitality, the army, outdoor activity centres or an office-based job but are eager to help vulnerable children and young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you. We will provide you with full training and development to succeed within your role. 

You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising children as they explore further afield. 

Our schools are built on great teamwork and mutual support. If you enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, sharing knowledge, experience and learning, simply fill in our safeguarding-compliant application form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Why Join Acorn Education and Care?

Your wellbeing is very important to us, and we know that being able to choose the benefits that suit you and your family will support your wellbeing. 

Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love VISTA, our flexible benefits platform which lets you tailor your benefits package. 

And when your circumstances change…no problem. You can flex, trade and add to your benefits package to suit your circumstances. 

  • Critical illness cover and life assurance options
  • Company Pension with options to increase your contributions
  • Private medical and dental Insurance
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Eco-Car Scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Career development opportunities
  • Professional support networks and groups
  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • £16,725 per annum
  • 37.5 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Permanent Position
  • Earn £1000 by referring a friend

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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