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The Birtenshaw Group

Job title:
Learning Support Assistant
Exhibiting at:
Wigan Careers Fair
Region:
North West
The Birtenshaw Group
will be hiring at the
Wigan Careers Fair
, which takes place at
DW Stadium
on
Thursday, August 29, 2024
between the times of
10am - 2pm
.
Company Description

Why work for

The Birtenshaw Group

?

Work For Us Want a really rewarding career? Birtenshaw could be the place for you. A great place to work………. The Birtenshaw Group is a group of limited companies operating to help transform the lives of young people. Employee Assistance Programme – A 24 hour confidential helpline and access to a range of online support and advice services including financial and legal. Group Income Protection Scheme – This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury. Award nominations by staff for staff and young people. Excellent Career Progression – opportunities for staff who want to climb the career ladder. Pension Scheme – contributory pension scheme and further opportunities through the tiers. Training Opportunities – we have an extensive range of training available delivered by experienced practitioners. Staff recognition schemes such as employee of the month and long service awards. Staff Council – Gives a voice to staff members to suggest and implement change. Free parking at the main Head Office and most other work locations. Quality Assurance award (PQASSO) and accredited by the National Autism Society. Additional payments awarded for additional responsibilities undertaken. Numerous national employee discount schemes and offers from local businesses.

job description
Job Description

The Role:

Learning Support Assistant

The School: The physical environment is of vital consideration when setting the climate for learning. The new building is airy and spacious and provides a calm and safe environment in which pupils can thrive. The extensive facilities include: a sensory soft play room, multi-sensory room with immersive technology, sensory integration room, rebound therapy room, a 20 metre hydrotherapy pool with multi-sensory sound and light system and a courtyard garden. Class sizes are small, on average 8 to 10 pupils. Each class is led by a suitably qualified teacher with experience of meeting the complex needs of pupils, who is supported by a dedicated team of staff in order to maintain routines and consistent approaches. Hours of work: Term Time 38.5 hours per week (x 38 weeks) plus 2 training weeks of 37 hours, totaling 1753 hours paid for inclusive of annual leave. 8.30am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am-5pm Wednesday Full Time Please be aware that this is not a term time only position. You will be paid for 37 hours per week during each 12 month period inclusive of annual leave. The core hours of work during term time (38 weeks) are 38.5 per week (8.30 am until 4.00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8.30 am until 5.00 pm on a Wednesday) plus 2 training weeks at 37 hours. Additional hours must be worked during school term time or by assisting with transport runs before and/or after school hours. Training: Staff will receive all the training they require to fulfil their role. Training takes place during weekdays and staff must be available to attend introductory mandatory training and refresher training as required. Training dates are issued in advance. NVQs – staff who do not have an equivalent or higher qualification are required to complete a relevant NVQ qualification within 2 years of commencing employment. This is paid for by Birtenshaw and full support to complete the qualification is given.

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