Learning Support Worker, Somerset

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Farleigh Further Education CollegeSomerset

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Salary FTE £16,185 - £16,454 dependent on shift pattern
Contract term: Permanent

Location Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Salary FTE £16,185 - £16,454 dependent on shift pattern

Hours 37.5 hours per week - Day, evening and weekend shifts available, part time also considered

Farleigh Further Education College Frome is an independent specialist residential college for young people aged 16 to 25 with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.

The college has eight residential houses in the community each with its own identity, working ethos and dedicated team of staff. This provides learners with the opportunity to experience independent living in a range of different settings.

We aim to provide every young person with an individually tailored programme of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Our dedicated team of staff create a safe, secure and independent living environment where our learners have a sense of belonging within their group and a sense of ownership of their home. Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood, including further or higher education and sustainable independent living in the community.

You will support the delivery of education to our students working within the learning centre, external colleges and work placements, as well as student residences. You will provide a high standard of person-centred support and care.  Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible. Participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital; experience however is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support.  You must also be able to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure. 

A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.

It is an expectation of the role that all Learning Support Workers will either work towards or already hold the level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

We are keen to hear from you if you are flexible and happy to work evenings and weekends on a part time basis.  We are happy to consider flexible shift patterns, including days, early/late shifts and weekends - this can be discussed in more detail at interview.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

More about Farleigh Further Education College
Type: Special Needs
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1373 475 470

 Farleigh Further Education College in Frome was established in 2000 as an independent specialist residential college for up to 90 students aged 16 to 25 with Asperger Syndrome and associated conditions. A range of diagnoses may have been applie...