Learner Support Assistant Register
- The post holder will support students with disabilities, learning difficulties or long term medical conditions in the classroom or on a one-to-one basis by:
- Undertaking specific tasks with students or class as directed by the Access and Support Officers and based on the specific needs of the student;
- Providing one-to-one (face to face / remotely online) or class support and will work in conjunction with Lecturers to plan, organise and support learning activities;
- Developing an understanding of the specific needs of the students;
- Ensuring students engage effectively, remain focused on their tasks and complete the work that they have been set in a timely fashion;
- Providing students with encouragement, reassurance and support at all times by encouraging and developing the student's confidence and skills
- Maintaining a flexible approach and an ability to respond to changes in circumstances as they arise;
- Providing learning support for learners with support needs, including those with moderate and specific learning difficulties, mental health issues, physical disabilities and behavioral difficulties and those who experience difficulties with literacy and/or numeracy;
- Supporting learners with identified support needs in the undertaking of work in a group or one-to-one situation;
- Considering the students' needs and ensuring that they can fully access and engage in the lesson and its content through the use of appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials;
- Assisting students to reach their full potential and to support the implementation of strategies that will help students integrate in all aspects of College life;
- Contributing to the development of an effective and exciting learning environment in conjunction with all College staff;
Hours of work:
- Learner Support needs vary each academic year and those appointed to the register will be offered work as available up to a maximum of 36 hours per week.
- The post holder should be willing to adopt a flexible approach (including evening work/Saturday work, if available) and to devote such time as may be required by the exigencies of the post.
Essential Assessment Criteria
- Hold GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or above (or equivalent)
- Hold a Level 3 qualification or above on the NQF (National Qualification Framework) e.g. A level, BTEC National Award, City & Guilds certificate, NVQ3 or equivalent
- Previous experience of working with others to achieve successful outcomes.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good written communication skills.
- Confident in use of ICT including Microsoft Office Products.
Desirable Assessment Criteria
- Previous experience of supporting people with disabilities/additional needs.
- Experience in using Assistive technologies.
- Rates of pay £10.92 p/hr
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