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Learning Support Assistant

  • £13.95 per hour
  • Loughton, Essex
  • Posted: 02/05/2024
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 176NCCLearning

Job Details

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of learners facing challenges? Do you thrive in a dynamic educational environment where every day brings new opportunities to support and inspire? If so, we want you to join our vibrant Supported Learning Team.

Purpose of Job:
As a vital member of our team, you'll play a crucial role in supporting and empowering learners with learning difficulties, disabilities, and other barriers to education. Your mission will be to foster an inclusive environment where every student can thrive, ensuring they reach their full potential academically and personally.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Support the College's mission and values, promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Implement safeguarding, health and safety, and data protection policies.
- Collaborate with colleagues to provide holistic support to learners, both in and out of the classroom.
- Tailor support to meet individual learner needs, including assistance with personal care, IT support, and adapting learning materials.
- Foster independence while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all students.
- Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and contribute to quality assurance processes.
- Undertake additional duties as required, including off-site tasks and transportation support.

Particular to the Post:
- Maintain professionalism and confidentiality in all duties.
- Work closely with teachers to ensure effective support in various learning environments.
- Attend meetings to discuss learner progress and provide reports to managers.
- Develop a deep understanding of learners' needs and apply appropriate support strategies.
- Promote self-esteem, appropriate behavior, and academic success among learners.
- Assist with exam access arrangements and supervision.
- Contribute to administrative tasks within the Supported Learning Department.
- Provide one-to-one or small group support sessions, including literacy and numeracy programmes.
- Utilise Emotional Literacy Support approach in practice.

Person Specification:
- Strong educational background, particularly in English, Maths, and IT.
- Experience or willingness to obtain qualifications in learning support and teaching.
- Training or experience in personal care, First Aid, and Emotional Literacy Support.
- Understanding of in-class support strategies and ability to apply them effectively.
- Awareness of challenges faced by students in an inner-city college context.
- Proven ability to support learners in flexible and changing environments.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
- Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning.
- Knowledge of learner progression paths and health and safety procedures.

If you're ready to embark on a rewarding journey where your passion meets purpose, we want to hear from you. Join us in making a difference in the lives of our learners and shaping a brighter future together.

To apply, please submit your CV outlining your suitability for the role. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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