Learning Support Assistant (Reduced Year, Part Time) (LUM63/1158)

About the Role

This role is part-time (19 hours per week), term time only (36 weeks per year).

We are looking to recruit 4 Learning Support Assistants for our Academic Studies and Social Sciences Department. These roles require experienced SEND practitioners to support students with Educational Health Care Plans in a mainstream setting based at Keighley College campus.  Additionally, make a contribution towards positive outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable students in their preparation for adulthood.

What You Will Do

  • You will be involved in planning and preparation and ,assessment of learning as part of the course team, providing in-class support to meet identified needs of students who have high needs.
  • You will provide curriculum teachers/assessors and Learning Support team members with verbal reports on students who have high needs, keeping accurate and timely records, recording progress and strategies used, as required. 
  • You may be involved in learners’ transport arrangements and personal care.

About You

  • Educated to Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy or a commitment to achieving this within one year of appointment.
  • Experience of working in a team in an educational setting.
  • Experience of working with students who have high needs or SEN to support their learning through identifying strategies and preparing young people for adulthood.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with staff at all levels in the college.
  • Be computer literate and have a strong awareness of disability issues and equality and diversity issues.
  • Ability to assist with personal care provision including requirements of wheelchair users.
  • A passion to promote  a safe environment for, young people and vulnerable adults to learn in, with a specific commitment to the PREVENT agenda.
  • Ability to establish rapport with high needs students and to maintain professional boundaries.

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.