Learning Support Assistant

36 hours per week Monday to Friday - Term Time Only plus INSET days

Carshalton College Campus, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5

£15,251.90 - £16,303.76 per annum including London Weighting Allowance (FTE £18,357 - £19,623 per annum)

Orchard Hill College is a non-residential National Specialist College for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. It is a unique and rewarding place to work and has both a broad range of learners and a dynamic and supportive staff team. We treat our students with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with more opportunities than ever before to be part of the local community.We have centres in Carshalton, Hackbridge, New Malden in Surrey, Wandsworth, Camberwell Green and Uxbridge and we were graded by Ofsted as Grade 1 (Outstanding) in December 2013.

We are looking to recruit individuals specifically for our provision at Carshalton College Campus in Carshalton.

The College is a busy, vibrant place to work, where our committed workforce is dedicated to empowering and enabling students to achieve.

You will be required to provide support to the lecturing staff in providing educational activities for adults with special needs and assist with the provision of all educational activities by:

  1. facilitating the regular attendance of students, providing each student with the support needed to carry out learning
  2. carrying out therapy and health and well-being programmes which support learning as directed by the nurse, therapist and lecturer
  3. ensuring that agreed individual programmes of learning for students are implemented
  4. working in harmony with all staff to ensure a positive atmosphere within the College is maintained for the benefit of students
  5. ensuring that students' well-being is maintained at all times

You will also support students in gaining self-confidence and independence through encouragement and reassurance and through the use of teaching and learning strategies, thereby supporting the students in accessing a range of home, community, work relatedand basic skills learning programmes, under the direction of the lecturer.

You should have experience of working, caring or voluntary work with people who have special needs. Experience of working within a team is also essential.

We deliver a range of courses to our students throughout the year and need our staff to work at any centre.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please download an application form send your completed application form to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk. Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 10.00pm on Sunday 11th February 2018

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Closing date: 11 Feb 2018

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