Milton Keynes College

Flexible Teaching Support Assistants

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£12.50 Per Hour
16 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Job Level
Teaching Assistant
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type

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We are looking for an innovative Teaching Support Assistants to join our passionate teams here at Milton Keynes College. We’re looking for flexible and motivated Teaching Support Assistants (TSA’s) to join our developing Occasional Workers in order to support learners across the college in multiple curriculum areas.

You will be joining a dynamic and expanding Additional Learning Support team. These roles support students in and out of the classroom. As a Teaching Support Assistant, you will have an understanding of the additional needs of individuals and be able to support learners in achieving their potential.

There may also be occasions when specialist British Sign Language (BSL) support might be required (hourly rates to be determined for this type of support based on experience/qualifications). BSL users must hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in British Sign Language. 

The cover needs could range from single lessons up to full days/weeks, and could be needed at short notice – so a person who is able to offer flexible hours is essential.

Hours would be Monday – Friday, term time only, and could include classes running up to 6:30pm. Evening availability would also be useful as we may have support needs in our Adult education courses.

If you have a relevant qualification or specific subject/industry knowledge, we would love to hear from you!

As the successful candidate you will:

  • Be Ideally possess an NVQ level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
  • Have literacy and numeracy skills to a minimum of level 2 in Maths and English
  • Have experience of establishing appropriate relationships with people with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities and being a positive role model (including experience of working on a 1:1 basis with ‘High Needs’ students.
  • Have experience of managing challenging behaviours in young people, and achieving positive outcomes.
  • Have a keen interest in and an understanding of student-centred learning
  • Have experience of developing strong, proactive curriculum links that identify areas of need and address these appropriately
  • Have experience of managing complex situations and achieving positive outcomes
  • Have experience of establishing appropriate relationships with people with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities and being a positive role model
  • Be willing and able to deliver training in Effective Use of a TSA
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to establish a rapport with young people
  • Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Be able to contribute, participate and share in the responsibility for the development of the Department’s work
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Have a strong awareness and understanding of equal opportunities and the ability to translate these into effective action.

Locations: Milton Keynes - Bletchley and Chaffron Way Campuses.

Hours: Variable/ Open to Part time and Full time Hours – Mon-Fri – could also include evening availability.

Please apply via the link.