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Learning Support Assistant

Application deadline
April 21, 2024 10:00 pm
Foundation and High Needs
Employment type
21 hour per week 36 weeks per annum Permanent + Fixed Term Available
Telford College - Wellington, Telford
£9,483.45 (Pro Rata)
Reporting to
Potential interview date
From April 26, 2024
Vacancy reference
About the role

We have an exiting new vacancy for a Part-Time  Learning Support Assistant here at Telford College.

The post will support the teaching and learning for students with learning difficulties who may have additional needs and to carry out other duties as may be necessary and assigned by Telford College.

The post holder is responsible to the EHCP and Learning Support Coordinator and the Teacher for his/her duties, responsibilities and tasks.

The post holder is required to maintain efficient professional working relationships with all students, staff, parents/carers, other professionals and all visitors.

Key Responsibilities
  • To work at all times according to the aims and policies of the College.
  • To undertake work/teaching programmes with individuals or groups of students
  • To assist the Teacher in maintaining a safe and stimulating environment
  • To undertake professional development and training across The College as appropriate
  • To support inclusion/outreach work as required.
  • To complete Learning Support Records to support the EHCP review process
  • To work with a team of people to support students with Individual Learning/Behaviour Programmes
  • To undertake and provide assistance with the personal care needs of students such as toileting, feeding and mobility (this may require a level of physical fitness appropriate to the requirements of the individual needing care e.g. pushing a wheelchair) in accordance with the policy of the College.
  • To supervise meal and break times as required, this may involve assisting students with the purchase and carrying of food and drink in areas within the College.
  • To provide supervision at social times to enable learners to access clubs/activities.
  • To supervise students in and out of transport at the beginning and end of the day.
  • To support students in relation to learning/additional needs including physical, behavioural, medical, emotional, sensory etc.
  • To support all aspects of the curriculum as timetabled and to provide assistance across all areas of work which the students undertake including (but not exclusively) essential skills, social skills and a range of vocational activities associated with work preparation and leisure. Some of these will take place off the College campus.
Skills, knowledge and expertise

Qualifications and training

  • You should have Literacy and Numeracy skills to a good standard, preferably Level 2, or be willing to undertake training to achieve this.
  • Hold a relevant vocational qualification at level 2/3

Skills and expertise

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students and staff at all levels and to establish and maintain good relationships with young people.
  • Experience of and genuine desire to work with children and adults with Special Educational Needs.
  • Excellent ability to make and record observations/and provide positive behaviour support to young people who may be disengaged.
  • Ability to implement training and carry out tasks independently and follow instructions.
How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application and knowing more about your qualifications, skills, personal qualities and experience that you would bring to the role and to Telford College. Please take time to review the job description.

Please complete the online application form with details of your full employment history (since leaving school, including education, employment and voluntary work) including reasons for any gaps in employment. This should also include a statement of the personal qualities and experience you believe are relevant to your suitability for the post and how this meets the job description and person specification requirements. Your application form will be re-produced in a standard format by the system (without personal identifiers) to assist us in our anonymised shortlisting process.

Under Section 7 of SVGA 2006 it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. The college’s safeguarding policies are available here. Under KCSIE (keeping children safe in education) guidance the college is committed to all pre-employment safeguarding checks, including online checks and candidate history. Therefore, please note upon clicking to apply you agree for these checks to be completed.