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Learning Support Assistant

St Francis Xavier Sixth Form CollegeWandsworth

Learning Support Assistant 

Start date:  September 2021 

Salary: £20,470

Fixed term contract

Are you passionate about supporting SEND students to achieve their full potential? SFX College is currently looking to recruit full-time Learning Support Assistants on a fixed term, term time only contract starting as soon as possible. 

As a Learning Support Assistant you will be working in close liaison with students with a range of learning differences and disabilities Autism and ADHD offering in-class support, providing academic as well as social, emotional and communication support. You will also work closely with students’ parents/guardians and the College’s Additional Learning Support Team. 

A graduate, you will have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to build rapport with all stakeholders. Prior experience of supporting SEND students with Autism and ADHD in a similar educational setting is essential. In addition, you will have strong organisational skills, understanding of learning strategies, safeguarding and commitment to the welfare and safety of students.

This is a 35 hours per week over 5 days, term time only, fixed term contract until July 2021. The salary will be paid on the Sixth Form Colleges’ NJC scale 3 (FTE £23,619) actual £20,470 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting.  

St. Francis Xavier is a dynamic and ambitious Sixth Form College, one of the closest Sixth Form Colleges to both the City of London and to Parliament. We thrive on our many engagements and connections with higher education, with employers and with external agencies and we relish the challenge of working out how best to equip our young people to compete and flourish in the future. Rated “Good” by Ofsted (in 2018), the College achieves excellent standards and is proud to support many young people from non-traditional backgrounds to successful progression to higher education and to employment.  Currently, it is embarking upon a journey to achieve one of the first awards of “Apple Distinguished” status for its digital innovation practice in teaching, learning and assessment. We strive to ensure that we take care of and support the development of the whole person: educational, emotional, social and spiritual.

SFX College offers a competitive salary, supportive and friendly environment and a great range of benefits including excellent training opportunities, free use of our state of the art fitness suite and staff fitness classes, cycle to work scheme, on site free parking, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, and employee assistance programme to name a few. 

How to apply 

Click the ‘Quick apply’ button below to complete the application form. Please note, CVs will not be accepted. For more information about the College please visit www.sfx.ac.uk 

Closing and interview dates: 

Completed application forms must be submitted by Wednesday 29th September 2021 by 12:00noon.  

Interviews will be held asap.  

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be shortlisted for interview.

SFX is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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