Learning Support Assistant, Telford

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Telford CollegeTelford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Moral Purpose – Students first – a belief that all students can achieve and an unwavering commitment to pursue achievement for all.

The Role

Learning Support Assistants support teaching and learning for students with severe/profound learning difficulties who may have additional needs and to carry out other duties as may be necessary and assigned by Telford College.

Opportunities exist to support our students within the following provisions

• Mainstream

• Foundation

• Willowtree

The post holder is responsible to the Leadership Team of the provision and the Learning Facilitator for his/her duties, responsibilities and tasks.  The post holder is required to maintain efficient professional working relationships with all students, staff, parents/carers, other professionals and all visitors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • To work at all times according to the aims and policies of Telford College.
  • To undertake work/teaching programmes with individuals or groups of students.
  • To assist the Learning Facilitator in maintaining a safe and stimulating environment
  • To undertake professional development and training across College as appropriate.
  • To support inclusion/outreach work as required.
  • To assist in the setting up and cleaning away of all activities within the curriculum.
  • To undertake and provide assistance with the personal care needs of students such as toileting, feeding and mobility (this may require a level of physical fitness appropriate to the requirements of the individual needing care e.g. pushing a wheelchair) in accordance with the policy of the College. 
  • To supervise meal and break times as required, this may involve assisting students with the purchase and carrying of food and drink in areas within the wider College.
  • To provide supervision at social times to enable learners to access clubs/activities.
  • To supervise students in and out of transport at the beginning and end of the day.
  • To support students in relation to learning/additional needs including physical, behavioural, medical, emotional, sensory etc.
  • To support all aspects of the curriculum as timetabled and to provide assistance across all areas of work which the students undertake including (but not exclusively) essential skills, social skills and a range of vocational activities associated with work preparation and leisure.  Some of these will take place off the College campus.
  • To work in other areas of the College as required.
  • To promote good relationships with colleagues, parents, other professionals and visitors.
  • To be trained as a First Aider and in the administration of emergency medication if required.
  • To maintain confidentiality in all forms of communication including guidance on social networking sites and ensure that this is adhered to at all times.

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Applications will be reviewed on receipt.

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

More about Telford College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 2NP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1952 642200