Foundation Learning Support Assistants, Truro

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Truro and Penwith CollegeTruro

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £15,205 pa, pro rata
Contract term: Fixed Term

Fixed term until July 2019, full, part time and Bank positions, term time only (38 Weeks).

The Foundation Department received Ofsted outstanding in the recent inspection and offers the chance for over 130 students to receive the highest level of specialist education they can expect to receive in the South West. We are now seeking Learning Support Assistants, to deliver 1:1 and group support to students with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) and/or Significant Learning Difficulties (SLD) and/or on the Autistic Spectrum. Individuals with experience within Makaton and PECS and or those with experience of Personal Care is desirable but not essential. 

Learning Support Assistants will support students who are enrolled on one of the following programmes:

Access Inclusive Learning (AIL) – AIL offers a unique curriculum for students who have SLD and focuses on the individual student; the timetable, target setting, review procedures and transition are person centred. At the end of the first year a Progression Pathway for each student is determined; this takes into account their individual aspirations.

Access Skills Development (ASD) - A unique course for students on the Autistic Spectrum. Some students use this course as the first step into College. Students who may be anxious of new places and people are able to be gradually introduced into a learning environment. ASD is based on the key communication models of TEACHH, PECS and Makaton. We offer a broad, integrated curriculum incorporating Basic Skills (literacy and numeracy), ICT, Art, Music, Dance, Sensory Learning and Life Skills.

Access to Community and Education (ACE) - Access to Community and Education is a specialist learning programme designed to meet the educational needs of students with PMLD and SLD streamed via two pathways. ACE adopts a Multi-Sensory Curriculum adhering to the principles of Sensology. The timetable denotes its sensory focus integrating a plethora of Sense specific sessions. ACE tutors incorporate a range of techniques to ensure that the learning style of every student is met, these include: TACPAC, Intensive interaction, Body mapping, tactile signing, TEACHH, PECS, Makaton.

Application forms, job descriptions and details of how to apply for the above post are available online at or via email

Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 21 September 2018 

Curriculum Vitae are not accepted, Application Forms only. 

Successful candidates will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Truro and Penwith College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo a Criminal Record (DBS) check and past employment checks. 

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More about Truro and Penwith College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: College Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3XX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1872 267 000
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