Learning Support Assistant

Burton and South Derbyshire College
£15,788.00 - £17,640.00 Pro Rata
11 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Learning Support Assistant, Term-time (36 weeks), part-time (various hours available)

Salary £15,788 - £17,640 per annum, pro rata to contracted hours

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking candidates who have experience of supporting individuals in an educational setting to help overcome potential barriers to learning that may arise due to a learning difficulty/disability. You will provide a range of support strategies and support the learner in the development of study skills and promoting independence to help ensure maximum learner achievement. Industrial or vocational experience in a variety of sectors is highly desirable. In this role you will need to be flexible and able to demonstrate a proactive, sensitive and empathetic approach in helping individuals overcome personal difficulties.

You will have excellent communication skills and an adaptable and professional attitude. A high level of disability awareness and safeguarding is essential and patience; enthusiasm and a good sense of humour are highly desirable attributes for this role. You will hold a level 2 in English and Maths (or have the ability to work towards) and a qualification in Supporting Learning at Level 2 or above is desirable.

Why come and work for us?

Burton and South Derbyshire College value our employees and have a number of additional benefits to offer the successful applicant:

- Pension schemes for academic and support staff
- Generous holiday plans
- Free Employee Assistance Programme
- Family friendly policies
- Excellent staff training programme
- BSDC Rewards, offering discounts and cashback at many major retailers
- Outstanding on-site nursery
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff discounts at our fine dining restaurant, The Mulberry and Innovations Hair and Beauty salon

If you feel you have the skills and understanding for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Burton and South Derbyshire College; creating the skills of tomorrow... today!

The College is registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service and the successful applicants for this post will be required to apply for the Disclosure at the enhanced level.

Burton and South Derbyshire College is committed to Equal Opportunities.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Thursday 17 th August 2017 . Please see our "Work For Us" page on the College website for more information on how to complete the application. Please note late applications and CVs are not acceptable.

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