Learning Support Assistant

Location
Stourbridge
Salary
£8,371.01 to £9,565.52 per annum
Posted
12 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Ref
00326850
Contact
Candidate Services
Category
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Learning Support Assistant

King Edward VI College is a leading sixth form college in Stourbridge. With over 2100 students and over 500 years of history, we are a leading regional educational provider with a first-rate reputation for high quality education.

Position: Learning Support Assistant
Location: Stourbridge, West Midlands (Commutable from Birmingham, Kidderminster, Wolverhampton, Redditch & surrounding areas)
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: £8,371.01 to £9,565.52 per annum

Closing Date: 28 March 2019 at Midday
It is anticipated that interviews will take place in April 2019


About the role:

The post holder will identify and support students with additional learning support needs both in and out of the classroom to help them reach their personal and academic potential.

The role will involve keeping accurate written records of support provided, administering diagnostic assessments of students for learning differences and co-coordinating special arrangements for lessons and examinations. The post holder will need to work flexibly with a range of other areas and teams, including but not limited to: lead tutors, personal tutors, subject leaders, teachers, and outside agencies.

Responsibilities:

- Provide learning support both during lessons and outside of lessons, including some without direct supervision.
- Undertake full psychometric testing with individual students, and produce full reports suitable to support access arrangements.
- Support students on a one-to-one basis in study sessions, which may include assistance with research, study skills, organisational skills and proof reading.
- Liaise with outside agencies as appropriate.
- Follow departmental procedures and comply with National Occupational Standards and JCQ regulations at all times.
- Support ALS students with cross college movement where necessary.
- Act as a scribe, in and / or out of lessons and in exams, for students either by hand writing or typing.
- Act as a note taker in classes.
- Provide assistance for practical tasks where appropriate.
- Participate as part of the support team in developing strategies for students.
- Provide written evidence of support sessions, clearly evidencing support and development.
- Ensure all necessary paperwork is kept up to date and stored on the student’s file.
- Undertake administrative duties as appropriate for the role.
- Undertake invigilation duties.
- Act as an occasional cover supervisor in case of teaching staff absence.
- Liaise with parents, students and college staff as and when appropriate.
- Participate in training and team development activities, to update knowledge and skills.
- Demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to promote the principle of equality, diversity and inclusion in employment and service delivery.
- To adhere to all college policies and procedures, especially those relating to child protection and safeguarding, students, health and safety, equality of opportunity and human resources, and the financial regulations and procedures.

About you:

- Good general level of education.
- Recent experience in supporting students with a variety of learning difficulties / disabilities in the classroom.
- Understanding of the needs of the 16-19 age group as a whole.
- Excellent time management and organisational skills.
- High level of motivation in caring for others.
- Good level of general IT skills.
- An understanding of and commitment to disability and equality.
- Empathy with students with learning difficulties / disabilities.
- Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
- Able to work under pressure / meet deadlines.

Desirable:

- Relevant professional qualifications (e.g. CPT3A, AAC, SpLD certificate).
- Evidence of attendance at relevant specialist courses.
- Experience of using specialist software for use with students with learning difficulties.
- Experience in administering psychometric tests.

You may have experience of the following: Learning Support Assistant, Learning Support, Teaching Assistant, Youth Worker, Special Education Needs, PGCE, Mentor, Tutor, Teacher, LSA, Special Needs, SEN, Support Worker, Teaching, etc.

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