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Learning support Assistant Vacancy in Bristol

Job Description

Do you have a desire to work children with a range of special educational needs? Feel like to can make a difference in their day-to-day life?

New directions are looking for an experience Learning Support Assistant for a permanent position in the Bristol area.

Your new company have a unique, holistic outlook on education and believe in providing the best opportunity for young people to develop their potential, real confidence and belief in themselves.

You will:

  • Accompany a pupil to events, activities and festivals both on and off the school site.
  • Maintain safe practice and report any concerns to the senior in charge.
  • Learn and part take in verses and songs in class, assembly and at festivals, supporting the pupils in workshops and break times.

You will have:

  • Maths and English qualifications at Level 2 or above (GCSE Grade C or above)
  • Ability to innovate in learning experiences.
  • Understand the Education, Health and Care plans and how they apply to the learning and development of each pupil.
  • Experience with learning disabled children or young adults  Interest in and empathy with children or young adults with learning disabilities
  • Fitness and stamina to face challenges and challenging behaviour
  • Open to offering guidance and support for personal care

Additional Information

The role of a Children’s Residential Support Worker

Children’s Residential Support Workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children in care. Children living in a residential care home need the same kind of support and care that all children and young people need, in order to achieve the best they can in terms of their health, education and all aspects of their development.

As a residential support worker you will need to gain the trust of children and young people who for a variety of reasons need to use residential care to help them deal with issues affecting their lives. The work involves being a role model, developing good relationships and guiding children and young people in their learning, life skills and personal development. You will have an individual responsibility to comply with statutory child protection processes and make sure that children are kept safe from harm.

You’ll need:

  • the ability to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds and gain their trust;
  • tact, patience and understanding;
  • mental strength, to cope with challenging situations and clients.

To work in children’s homes, you must be at least 18 years old and at least 4 years older than the oldest child in the home. For this reason, many of these jobs carry a minimum age restriction of 21.

Children's Residential Support Workers will be required to hold or complete the relevant Level 3 qualification in Children & Young people.

In Wales, Residential Child Care Managers and Workers must register with the Care Council in order to practise.

  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hour On Call Service in place
  • Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Award winning company
  • Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
  • Full booking confirmation before you start
  • Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
  • Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 26th November 2019

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