Learning Support Assistant

  • Job Reference: 0221/0084/2/CT/COL
  • Date Posted: 2 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Lifeworks Charity
  • Location: Totnes
  • Salary: £13,816 to £14,199
  • Sector: Education - Development Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Learning Support Assistant
Dartington, Totnes
Hours: Permanent, 5 days a week (term time only)
 
Salary: £13,816.84 per annum based on a 5 day week, 1,320 annualised working hours contract
 
Lifeworks College is a small, independent, specialist further education college for students with learning disabilities. As part of our ongoing development, we are now looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our friendly team, working term time only.
 
As a Learning Support Assistant, you’ll assist teachers to deliver high-quality and engaging education and training to students with learning disabilities.
 
In this key role, you’ll help to inspire and encourage students through the transition from school to college and enable them to participate in independent living and working. You’ll carry out a range of tasks to facilitate a positive, supportive learning environment and ensure that students realise their full potential.
 
Interested? To be considered, you will need:
 
- Experience of working with children and/or young people with learning difficulties within an educational setting
- At a minimum, five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including Maths and English
 
As a Learning Support Assistant, you’ll be a great communicator who is friendly, collaborative and flexible. Patient and empathetic, you’ll also have excellent organisation skills and a proactive approach.
 
You’ll receive full training and ongoing support in your role to build on your existing experience and enable you to achieve your career ambitions. Experience of working with complex and challenging behaviour would however be beneficial to your application.
 
Lifeworks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
 
As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.
 
To apply for the role of Learning Support Assistant, please apply via the button shown. Previous applicants will not be considered for this position.
 
Interviews to be held: TBC
 
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
 
Other organisations may call this role Support Assistant, Learning Support Officer, Support Officer, or Learning Support Team Member.