Learning Support Assistant
Full Job Description
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Care First – Bordesley Green Hub are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join their team and truly make a difference.
- £16,101.80 per annum before overtime
- Monday to Friday
- 27.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
As a Learning Support Assistant, you will support adults with additional needs such as Autism, Learning Disabilities, Complex Health Needs and Behavioural Support Needs to access day opportunities working towards long and short-term goals to improve quality of life and promote fun whilst learning independence.
You will work as part of a growing team of Learner Support Assistants within an exciting expansion programme. As part of your role, you will be required to provide support with personal care needs e.g., toileting support and may be required to escort students by taxi [this would be discussed further should an interview be given].
Everything that we do is based on thoroughly understanding the needs of our learners and how we can best support them in achieving positive outcomes.
Our approach is caring, positive and adaptable, and is underpinned by a thorough theoretical knowledge. Our staff come from relevant educational and therapeutic backgrounds and have extensive experience of supporting adults with complex needs.
Enjoy a rewarding career and make a real impact. Join an amazing team making our services supportive, enriching places where vulnerable young adults and adults can achieve far more than they ever expected.
As a Learning Support Assistant you will connect directly with the brilliant adults we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.
Who we are looking for
Experience working with complex needs is preferable, but if you are eager to help vulnerable young adults and adults to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you. We will provide you with full training and development to succeed within your role.
You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising children as they explore further afield.
Our services are built on great teamwork and mutual support. If you enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, sharing knowledge, experience and learning, simply fill in our safeguarding-compliant application form and a member of our team will be in touch.
- NVQ Level 2 in Health and social care
- Teaching Assistant NVQ level 2, desirable
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Effective communication skills, verbal and written
- Ability to record information accurately
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour
- Ability to demonstrate empathy
- Basic IT skills
- Willingness to work towards further qualifications and training as required for the role
- Experience of work within an education/residential or day opportunities setting
- Driving License
Why join us?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Life Assurance
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young adults and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS and social media checks.
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A great company to work for
Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals
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