SEND Learning Support Assistant (Supported Studies) 0.5
SEND LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT (SUPPORTED STUDIES) 0.5
ACTUAL SALARY RANGE FOR 0.5: £8,000 – £10,000
24HRS/WEEK = 4 DAYS FOR 34 WKS/YEAR) PLUS PENSION AND PERFORMANCE-RELATED PAY FTE SALARY RANGE = £16K-£20K
LOCATION: STEVENAGE AND WORKING ACROSS GROUP SITES IN NORTH HERTS
We are currently recruiting for a Specialist Learning Support Assistant to join the delivery team.
You will provide support for students on programme by implementing an effective range of learning strategies to ensure outstanding learning outcomes for all students, and enable each to realise their full potential. You will have a strong record of accomplishment of being involved with practitioners delivering good or better teaching and learning delivery, whilst achieving high levels of student success.
- Actual Salary range for 0.5 = £8k – £10k (24hrs/wk for 34wks/year)
- FTE Salary £16K-£20K
- Pension Scheme
- Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Learning Support Assistant (LSA) will:
- Provide highly effective support for students in the classroom and throughout their college day whilst promoting independence.
- Assist tutors/lecturers in delivering outstanding teaching and learning to ensure students achieve the planned outcomes and reach their potential.
- Interpret instructions, support students in following instructions and assist with communication issues, to ensure equal access for all.
- Implement the recommendations of the student’s individual learning plan, initial assessment, student targets or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
- Contribute to the setting and monitoring of student’s individual targets on PDP and for their EHCP by keeping accurate departmental records.
- Assist with personal care, aid mobility, administer medication and provide the relevant support with individual arrangements for students with high support needs as appropriate.
- Support students in engaging with work experience opportunities. This may include: liaising with students, employers and the workplace coordinator to arrange work placements, coaching students for interviews and maintaining departmental work placement records.
- Adhere to confidentiality guidelines and college policies for health and safety, equality and diversity and Safeguarding.
- Contribute to the work of the Supported Studies curriculum team; attend curriculum events and course, department and academy meetings.
- Participate in training and team development activities to ensure that they have up to date awareness and training in supporting students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
The role of the Learning Support Assistant calls for a dedicated professional with the necessary experience, skills and personal qualities to establish immediate close working relationships with young people and the tutor team.
The post holder will be expected to have:
- Experience of working with young people who have learning difficulties and disabilities or students in a teaching environment.
- Commitment to improving opportunities for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities especially in the areas of independence, health and well-being and work opportunities in order to prepare the young people for adulthood.
- Proven communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to motivate others to reach their potential.
- High levels of personal integrity and confidentiality.
- A strong track record that demonstrates the ability to adapt and develop creative methods to engage young people.
- Self-motivation and a proactive approach to utilising personal initiative within a structured framework.
- An understanding of health and safety, equality and diversity, safeguarding and SEND reforms.
- Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English and maths.
- Level 2 qualification in learning support or related discipline.
WHO WE ARE
North Hertfordshire College (NHC) is a further education college with over 8,000 students across a wide range of curriculum areas.
Everything we do at NHC is about helping students to achieve what they want to be in life. That means helping them to develop both the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their chosen occupational area, and the employability skills that we know employers require of young people when they enter the world of work.
NHC is part of the Hart Learning Group which also includes Hart Learning & Development, a progressive learning and development business that helps business clients of all sizes to engage with emerging talent, and the Hart Schools Trust – a burgeoning multi-academy trust which sponsors a small number of schools in our local community.
By 2023, we want to be known as an exceptional place to study, where we provide students with an inspiring curriculum that develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be successful in their lives and future careers.
We will help provide a skilled workforce that powers the regional economy and meets the current and future needs of employers.
We will be a valued and visible part of our community, making a positive contribution and working with a diverse range of community organisations to improve the lives of residents.
SAFER RECRUITMENT STATEMENT
North Hertfordshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.