Post: Learning Support Assistant Hours & Weeks:
10 hours per week, term time only (with flexibility during times of business need, full time hours during the four weeks which cover enrolment and the start of term) 39 weeks per year.
Designation: Support Staff Contract Starting Salary: Sixth Form Support Staff Scale point 13 14 £14,778 - £15,242 (Pro rata equivalent is £3,237 - £3,339)
Responsible to: Head of Curriculum Support Purpose:
To assist the work of the Head of Curriculum Support.
• Provide support to individuals and small groups.
• Support the Head of Curriculum Support to complete appropriate assessments to identify needs.
• To agree appropriate outcomes with students, monitor, report on progress and maintain student records.
• Plan, create and source relevant resources to support the learning and progress of students,
• Contribute to a supportive learning environment.
• Support the Head of Curriculum Support to ensure access arrangements are implemented for relevant students.
• Work collaboratively with curriculum and support staff to provide high quality support within programmes of study.
• Liaise with parents and / or external agencies as required.
• Working to deliver, and contributing to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) where appropriate.
• Attend relevant meetings.
• Keep up to date with learning support initiatives.
• Adhere to any other reasonable request.
• To support the College’s mission, values and strategic objectives.
• To implement the College’s equal opportunities policies and to actively challenge discrimination on grounds of protected characteristics or status in the College.
• To participate and contribute to staff development.
• To implement the College’s Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policies and practices.
• To implement the College’s commitment to continuous improvement and its quality assurance process.
• To maintain up-to-date knowledge of current developments in relevant fields of education.
• To be committed to equality, diversity and safeguarding practice with young people and vulnerable adults.
Note: This job description allocates key duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed. The job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post and is subject to review following consultation. Person Specification for Learning Support Assistant
Essential: English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) or above.
AF/Cert Educational qualifications to a minimum of Level 3.
AF/Cert Special educational needs / learning support qualifications to level 2.
AF/Cert Special educational needs / learning support qualifications to level 3 or above.
AF/Cert Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Experience in SEN / Learning Support, behaviour management, mentoring, youth work, supervision or a related area at secondary school age or above.
Effective interpersonal skills, developed within a student related setting.
Awareness of student support issues as these apply to educational institutions.
Tact in dealing with potentially sensitive situations.
Capacity to work well in a team as well as alone.
Good verbal communication skills and experience of managing difficult conversations.
Sympathy, empathy and good professional relationships with young people who have SEN.
Experience of the Further Education and/or the post 16 sector
Personal Attributes Commitment to the provision of effective customer care. Commitment to the principles of behaviour for learning and disciplinary systems. Competencies Support staff should be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas: Communication Planning and Organising Working Together Customer Services
Contractual Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme Term time only working.
Non Contractual Benefits: Free use of the sports hall / gym facilities on site. Employee assistance programme and wellbeing initiatives. Onsite parking. Interviews 9th August 2017