Note: Candidates will be considered as received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.
Horizons College is an innovative and inclusive specialist provision for young people aged 16-25 with learning difficulties and/or complex needs. Having opened our brand new college at the Interface Business Park in Royal Wootton Bassett in September 2022 we are ready to welcome new Learning Support Assistants to provide a safe, stimulating, learner-centred environment; equipping our learners to be independent by developing life and work skills ready for life after college and their transition to adulthood.
If you are empathetic, patient and flexible within a team as well as passionate and able to put the learners at the heart of all their best efforts, then we would love to hear from you.
We at Horizons College will strive to meet the end goal of our mission: Empowering learners to shape their future.
The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):
- Providing person centred, day to day support, delivering 1:1, paired and small group teaching, and learner sessions using Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
- Support our young adults' transition from school to college and beyond
- Supervise and support our learners to engage in community-based learning, work experience and educational visits.
- Support our learners to develop crucial work and life skills, meet their goals and aspirations through communication, independence and participation.
We are looking for empathetic and adaptable individuals, who thrive under pressure and have a natural ability to solve challenges. You will also need physical and emotional resilience to work with young people with a primary diagnosis of Autism, some of whom have other complex needs. You will be keen to use our positive behavioural approach, have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:
- Model professional communication with children/young people and other adults
- Ability to provide feedback on Leaners participation and achievement
- Be willing to undertake and implement training in the use of software and equipment
- Be able to work as part of a team
- Able to ensure Learners participation in the community
- Be highly motivated
- Be able to follow instruction and work independently
Interview Date: w/c 18.02.2024 or as received
Horizon's College is part of Brunel Education (BE), a subsidiary organisation of Brunel Academies Trust, and as part of this rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust community, we want you to know we value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all employees including:
- Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
- Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
- Discounts with Swindon Outlet Village
- Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
- Excellent pension scheme
- Free parking on site
- Annual pay progression opportunities
Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.
Hours: 29.5 pw
Potential talent for this exciting opportunity are warmly invited and encouraged to visit our setting to explore how unique and inspirational our children and team really are. In addition to exploring our school’s journey to success via our website, please contact the school office to arrange a visit to tour the site or/and have an informal conversation with the Headteacher via 1793 481493.
To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing @brunel.org.uk
Casual contracts will be considered. Please specify in your application form if this is of interest to you.
Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE, and further references may be sought as deemed necessary.
Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.
Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
In order for your application to be formally considered, we require a fully completed application form in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education & Safer Recruitment. This must include your education history, qualifications with dates and an unbroken employment history from leaving full time education to present day (with gaps accounted for). Please make sure all gaps in employment are explained in the box provided.