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Learning Support Assistant – Willow Tree Centre

Application deadline
July 28, 2024 9:00 am
High Needs
Employment type
30.7 hours per week Hours can be considered to be worked 8:30 - 3:30
Telford College - Wellington, Telford
Reporting to
Manager of the Willow Tree
Potential interview date
Vacancy reference
About the role

The Willow Tree Centre is a provision within Telford College for students with severe/profound learning disabilities. The team is led by the Head of High Needs.

Learning Support Assistants support teaching and learning for students with severe/profound 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 Leadership Team of the provision and the Learning Facilitator 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

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • To work at all times according to the aims and policies of The Willow Tree Centre and Telford College.
  • To undertake work/teaching programmes with individuals or groups of students.
  • To assist the Learning Facilitator in maintaining a safe and stimulating environment
  • 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 Willow Tree Centre and 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 Willow Tree Centre and the wider 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.
Skills, knowledge and expertise

Qualifications and training

  • Hold a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths or equivalent or be prepared to work towards it.

Skills and expertise

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students and staff at all levels. Including excellent ability to follow instructions.
  • Excellent ability to make and record observations/support making of resources and prepare work for students
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.