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Learning Support Assistant – Maternity Cover

Reference: 20091_241806
Employer: Outcomes First Group
Location: Cottam
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four ?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us !

We are recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Cover) to join our amazing team at Oakfield House School located in Salwick.

  • £19,233.75 per annum
  • 37.5 hour per week, Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:00
  • Term Time only, Fixed Term ending 3rd March 2025

UK applicants only. This role does not offer sponsorship.

About the role

Enjoy a rewarding education career and have a real impact on pupil’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable pupils and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will connect directly with the brilliant pupils and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.

You will help prepare learning materials and run classroom activities, with plenty of hands-on experience and some supervision too. You will take responsibility for their emotional and physical needs, supporting them to develop as individuals and engage with the world.

Key task areas on responsibilities

  • Helping pupils learn through fun and educational activities.
  • Managing a daily schedule that includes activities, toilet breaks, lunch, and rest time.
  • Feeding, toilet training and changing pupils
  • To follow the principles of safeguarding to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils.
  • Ensure that each pupil’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs are met.
  • To ensure the education environment, is a safe place for pupils, that equipment is safe, high standards of hygiene are always adhered to.

Qualifications: GCSE or equivalent in Maths, and grade C or above in English or equivalent

About Us

Oakfield House School is an outstanding Primary School for autistic pupils and those associated with Autism/Learning or Complex Communication and Behaviour needs. The school has a strong and committed leadership team. Our school is a country house built in the 1880’s, set in eight acres of beautiful parkland.

We cater for 45 boys and girls aged between 4 – 12 years old and we have been judged as Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

The Site is situated in Salwick near Preston and are within commutable distance from Preston, Blackpool, Chorley, Leyland and surrounding areas.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

How to Apply

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