Student Support Assistant, St Albans

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Oaklands CollegeSt Albans
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Start date: 20/08/2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £15,006 / £15,562 per annum – Depending on what area worked in (Springfield or Supported Learning)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Student Support Assistant – Posts are Term Time Only  Fixed Term Contracts for 1 year - Start date 22nd August  Based at the St Albans Campus

Post 1: Student Support Assistant – Springfield / Supported Learning  Fixed Term Contract up to 1 year TTO  35.25 hours per week  Core working hours; Monday / Tuesday / Thursday 8.45am – 3.45pm / Wednesday 8.45am – 4:45pm and Friday 8.45am – 3.00pm  £15,006 / £15,562 per annum – Depending on what area worked in (Springfield or Supported Learning)

Post 2: Student Support Assistant – Springfield / Supported Learning  Fixed Term Contract up to 1 year – TTO  22 hours per week – Working days TBC  £9,448 / £9,634 per annum – Depending on what area worked in and days worked (Springfield or Supported Learning)

Post 3:  Bank Contract  Term Time only Basic hourly rate - £9.60 + holiday pay £1.64 = £11.24 per hour  We have a range of posts with variable hours ranging from 3-5 day posts The core working hours for the role will be from 8:45am – 3:45pm (Wednesday – 4:45pm)

Are you interested in helping our learners achieve their full potential? Oaklands College is home to one of the largest SEN provisions for students aged 16-24 in Hertfordshire. The Springfield and Supported Learning departments support a range of learners with both moderate and severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The college also has a specialist department for students with Autism and is accredited through the National Autistic Society (NAS).

Our SEN student support assistants work with our learners who need additional support and guidance before moving onto another supportive programme, or further education, training and work. Support needed varies from student to student. You can expect to be assisting with personal care, feeding and administration of medication. Experience of moving and handling skills in the work place would be an advantage, as well as familiarity with the use of hoists.

Although your assistance would be mostly practically based, emphasis is also placed on personal and social education, use of community services, information technology, literacy and numeracy, the development of employability and decision making skills. You will also work with tutors and students in the classroom and in practical activities.

(Please note you will be required to complete and pay for new enhanced DBS check before you can start at the College, unless you are part of the DBS update service)

When submitting your application please confirm what post you would like to be considered for.

Successful candidates will need to be available to attend corporate induction on Monday 20th August and ready to start the position Wednesday 22nd August, pending a DBS has been issued.

Closing date: Sunday 15th July

Interview dates: TBC




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Address: St Albans Smallford Campus, Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1727 737 000