Senior Learning Support Assistants, SEN College

SK8 6RE, Cheadle
£20,460 - £22,733 per annum pro rata +benefits
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Senior Learning Support Assistants, Royal College

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 41 weeks per year

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ, near Manchester Airport

Salary range: £20,460 - £22,733 per annum pro rata +benefits

Holidays:School holidays

Close date: 9th February (may close sooner dep on volume of applications)

Role Summary

Here at Seashell Trust we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting for two Senior Learning Support Assistants to join the team in our specialist SEN College, where our students are aged between 19 – 25 years old.

Responsibilities will include the following – please see the attached job description for full details.

  • The Senior LSA will ensure that in the college we create an environment which is conductive both to student educational achievements and to the students’ own health, wellbeing and personal development and self-regulation through positive behaviour support
  • Support the management and supervision of LSAs
  • To deliver teaching sessions to the students across the curriculum to a high standard and working towards the EHCP outcomes, ensuring recording of assessments and showing progress from starting points


GCSE English and Maths grade A-C or equivalent level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy

Teaching Assistant Diploma/equivalent

Experience of working with children and young people with multi-sensory impairments and/or complex with learning difficulties and disabilities

Experience of working with and managing students who present with challenging behaviour

Ability to contribute, follow and evaluate educational programmes set by the teacher

Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Ability to organise, support and co-ordinate group or individual activities

Regular requirements to move and handle students who have a range of physical abilities, in a variety of settings including classroom, gym, pool areas, residential units and some restricted spaces


Pension scheme, on site gym, employee assistance programme, counselling sessions, access to physio, doggy day care/grooming service, cycle to work scheme, free parking and lots more!

We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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