Luminate Education Group

Specialist Learning Support Assistant - Positive Behaviour (Part Time, Reduced Year) (LUM136/657)

Location
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Salary
£16,197 - £17,644 pa
Posted
04 Dec 2023
Closes
14 Dec 2023
Ref
LUM136/657
Job Level
Teaching Assistant
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

About the Role

This role is part-time (30 Hours a week) and term time only (38 weeks per year).  We are looking to recruit two Specialist Learning Support Assistants to work with high needs students with a range of SEN across the college's departments. These roles require experienced professionals who can work, both in class and out of class, with young people who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties to promote positive outcomes. 

What You Will Do

  • To lead in a specialist area, such as mental health or behaviour. 
  • Supporting other staff to increase their knowledge and understanding of this.
  • To oversee the intervention programmes and respond positively to students who need additional support.
  • To provide 1:1 and small group mentoring and support as required.
  • Support department management with the planning and delivery of training related to your area of specialism.
  • In conjunction with the teachers, identify students who require your specialist support and plan, deliver and evaluate student interventions in your specialist area.
  • Support on transition arrangements for SEND learners. Undertake duties of a Learning Support Assistant as required.

About You

  •  Experience of working with students who have High Needs / SEND in a specialist area such as SEMH, Medical, Dyslexia and Autism.
  • Experience of implementing appropriate support strategies to assist students.
  • Successful and proven experience of training and supporting staff whilst developing and maintaining professional relationships.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding legislation in relation to SEND / High Needs learners

Benefits

There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Keighley College has excellent modern facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment.  We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. Our core purpose is to improve the life chances of our learners. We are passionate about helping our students to achieve their goals. We have state-of-the-art facilities in a central location, close to public transport links and great industry connections.

Choosing to work for Keighley College means that you will be part of an enterprising, inclusive, inspiring, collaborative, empowering, and dynamic environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to Keighley College. 

SAFEGUARDING

At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.