Learning Support Assistant

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group
Newcastle Upon Tyne
23 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Term-time working over 36 weeks
Part-time positions available up to 26 hours per week.

Salary: £17,248 - £19,727 pro-rata (£8.96 - £10.25 per hour)

Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group is financially one of the strongest of its kind in the country with very high success rates, amongst the top 10% nationally.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 620 students on higher education programmes. We have over 2,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.

A number of part-time positions are available based at Newcastle College and we are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to take up these positions.

You will primarily be responsible for the care and education of students with disabilities or learning difficulties. Working under the direction of the Lead Support Tutor for additional learning support, specific duties include assisting students in their work; preparation of rooms, equipment and materials, tracking learner progress as well as general individual assistance which may include attending to their health, safety, physical and hygiene needs.

For the position, you will be qualified to at least Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE equivalent) and will need relevant experience or qualifications in an education or caring capacity, particularly supporting students or young people with learning difficulties and/or other disabilities. You will also have a good knowledge of safeguarding and equal opportunities. A level 2 note taking qualification or equivalent is desirable.

You will be a good communicator, enthusiastic and self-motivated with the ability to motivate others along with good organisational skills. A flexible approach to working hours will also be required to accommodate the needs of learners.

What's in it for you?

The college offers an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
  • Term-time only working