Learning Support Advisor (x2)

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£16,846.79 per annum
20 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

This post is a cross college role and flexibility to travel to all centres is required.

An opportunity has arisen to join the SEND Department within the Student Experience Directorate at Kirklees College. The role is cross college, dependent on student need but primarily based on one of our Campuses, flexibility to travel to other college sites is required of the successful candidate.

You will be working with our most vulnerable SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) students to support their learning, achievement and progression into adulthood both in and out of the classroom environment.  You will have to develop supportive relationships with students whilst remaining professional and develop strategies to promote/reinforce student self-esteem. You will be required to provide physical and personal care support.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with young people in an educational capacity and within a large team of staff. It is essential you understand the EHCP process and SEND reforms also having experience of different learning needs and using strategies to support students to become independent.

You will need excellent communication and digital skills and be able to deliver 1:1 and small group support, maintain accurate records and work closely with curriculum teams to ensure support is provided as agreed.

The qualifications essential for the post are a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C or 4 and above) and a Level 3 Qualification relevant to the post E.G. Certificate in Learning Support.

Hours: 37 hours per week over 38 weeks per year.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is also essential for the post.

Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, currently Ofsted graded as Good. Operating across Kirklees with centres based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a modern building, with excellent on-site facilities, such as a fully equipped gym, hair & beauty salons and fine dining restaurant.

If you have supplied an e-mail address, should you be shortlisted for interview, we will contact you via your e-mail address.

If you have any queries about this post please e-mail hrenquiry@kirkleescollege.ac.uk.

Kirklees 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. As a College we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

As an employer, we are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Visit the Jobs page on our website for further information.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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