Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Expiry date: 23:59, 20 July 2017
Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme & Stafford
Salary: £19,243 Pro Rata
Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme
Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group is financially one of the strongest of its kind in the country with very high success rates, amongst the top 10% nationally.
In November 2016 Newcastle-under-Lyme College merged with Stafford College to form the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group. The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 620 students on higher education programmes. We have over 2,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.
We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to take up a number of positions available at both sites (candidates would not be expected to travel between locations). Working hours (up to 28 per week) and preferred location will be negotiated at interview.
There is an opportunity in the Additional Learning Support Team supporting students either in group or 1:1 support. You will primarily be responsible for the care and education of students with disabilities or learning difficulties. Working under the direction of the Course Tutor and Lead person for additional learning support, specific duties include assisting students in their work; preparation of rooms, equipment and materials, tracking learner progress as well as general individual assistance which may include attending to their health, safety, physical and hygiene needs.
For the position, you will be qualified to at least Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE equivalent), and will need relevant experience or qualifications in an education or caring capacity, particularly supporting students or young people with learning difficulties and/or other disabilities. You will also have a good knowledge of safeguarding and equal opportunities.
You will be a good communicator, enthusiastic and self-motivated with the ability to motivate others along with good organisational skills. A flexible approach to working hours will also be required to accommodate the needs of learners.
What’s in it for you?
The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
- Term-time only working
How to apply
To apply for the role of Learning Support Assistant, please go to www.nulc.ac.uk/jobs and click on ‘Apply’ to complete an online application form.
The closing date for completed applications is 20 th July 2017 with interviews to be held on the 1 st September 2017.
This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.