Learning Support / Care Assistant

35 hours per week / 44 weeks per year

Permanent, Part-Time and bank roles considered - please indicate preference at time of application.

Salary : £21,126.00 per annum pro rata

Please note that this is a term time only contract for 44 weeks a year, 38 of which are term weeks, plus 6 weeks of admin, rehearsals, training – to be worked as required by the organisation

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Learning Support Care Assistant (LSCA) at our SEN College located in rural Godstone, Surrey (car driver preferable due to location).

LSCAs will be uniquely positioned to consistently support students to achieve their personal developmental goals in all settings and throughout the full week. Following a two week rota of early and late shifts, with the opportunity to earn extra cash through sleeping night shifts, the LSCA role will be worked over 44 weeks of the year, with holidays taken outside of term times. Flexibility may be needed to cover night shifts.

Do you have minimum or two years’ experience of working with young people or adults with a range of severe, complex and moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities? Have experience of supporting students with their personal hygiene and intimate care needs in a respectful and dignified manner and able support them to complete out of session work and provide evidence for their education programme?

We can offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • A consistent rolling shift pattern so you can plan your life
  • Term-time only work across 44 weeks of the year
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Supervision and support
  • Pension Contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Experience working in further education with young adults with learning and/or physical disabilities is desirable.

We'd love to hear from you.

Please click here for full job description and to apply.

Orpheus is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all service users. As part of our safer recruitment process and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online searches will form part of this process. We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is therefore subject to an Enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure Barring Service.

In order to be considered you must be eligible to work in the UK.

The Orpheus Centre is proud to be a disability confident employer.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people. Reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment procedure as required in consultation with the applicant to ensure no-one is disadvantaged because of their disability. If a disabled person is selected for a position, reasonable adjustments will be made to the workplace, including premises and equipment, work duties and practices or policies, as appropriate. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role as set out in the role profile and person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are:

  • challenging attitudes towards disability
  • increasing understanding of disability
  • removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspiration