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Learning Support Assistant

Orchard Hill College, VPCCarshalton

Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only 

Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year 

Orchard Hill College is a non-residential National Specialist College for adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It is a unique and rewarding place to work and has both a broad range of learners and a dynamic and supportive staff team. We treat our students with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with more opportunities than ever before to be part of the local community. We operate out of centres in Carshalton, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell Green and Uxbridge. Ofsted awarded us Grade 1 (Outstanding) in December 2013 and we maintained this grade in November 2019.

We are looking for Learning Support Assistants to join our busy, vibrant College, where our committed workforce is dedicated to empowering and enabling students to achieve.

You will be required to provide support to our Lecturing staff to assist in providing educational activities for adults with special needs. You will do so by:

  1. Providing each student with the support needed to carry out learning
  2. Carrying out therapy, health and well-being programmes to support learning as directed by the Nurse, Therapist and/or Lecturer
  3. Ensure that agreed individual programmes of learning for students are implemented correctly
  4. Work in harmony with all staff to ensure a positive atmosphere within the College is maintained for the benefit of our students 
  5. Ensure that students’ well-being is maintained at all times

You will support our students to gain self-confidence and independence through encouragement and reassurance, and the use of teaching and learning strategies. You will do this by supporting the students in accessing a range of home, community, work related and basic skills learning programmes, under the direction of the Lecturer.

You should have experience of working, caring or voluntary work with people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Experience of working within a team is also essential. 

We deliver a range of courses to our students throughout the year and need our staff to work at any centre, if required.

To apply, please visit https://orchardhill.ac.uk/vacancies/ to download an application form. Once complete, please send your completed application form to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Please note that CV applications will not be accepted or considered.

Closing date: Thursday 4th March 9am 

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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