Learning Support Assistant

The St Aubyn Centre, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC1108-17 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2/3
Position Start Date: 03/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/06/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: Date to be confirmed  

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Learning Support Assistant

The Therapeutic Education Department at The St Aubyn Centre for Young People with Mental Health Problems

Band 2 (or Band 3 depending on skills/experience)

Point 3-6 £18,065 - £19,171 pro rata, Term time only 37 hours per week - negotiable

This position requires you to work closely with young people with serious mental health problems on a Psychiatric Intensive Care Ward. You will need to undergo EUPT (NHS Trust) training, Therapeutic and Safe Interventions (TASI). This involves physical restraint of young people. Using the methods taught on the course will be part of your role.

  • The Education team provides a wide range of curriculum options for young people aged 11 -18. Working under the direction of teaching staff, the Learning Support Assistant will support mental health functioning and academic work in the classroom and creative (music, art, drama etc.) and physical activities (gym, trampolining, swimming etc.) both on and off site.

The post involves close daily working relationships with members of the other disciplines at the centre - medical, therapy, nursing, psychology and social work. The post will also include administrative tasks such as inputting data on computer systems.

Experience of working with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and an understanding of child protection procedures is required. Skills beyond the usual classroom requirement e.g. playing the guitar, would also be beneficial.

Driving licence and access to a car preferred.

This role can be useful experience for those wishing to pursue a career in Psychology.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please telephone Steph Yates, Co-Head of Education on 01206 334685

Information about the School

The St Aubyn Centre Therapeutic Education Department is the specialist education provision for young people with mental health difficulties within a purpose built Tier 4 hospital for young people aged 13 to 18.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Steph Yates
2 Boxted Road, Colchester
Essex, CO4 5HG
Telephone: 01206 334688
Email: steph.yates@nhs.net

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