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Learner Support Assistant

Care First - Eden Lodge
  • Birmingham
  • Permanent
Salary: £16,101.80 per annum
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30am-3:30pm
Closing date: Thursday, 29th February 2024
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Full Job Description

At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing the things you love!

Due to growth in service, Care First - Eden Lodge are recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant to join their team and truly make a difference.

  • £16,101.80 per annum
  • 27.5 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Permanent, 52 weeks per year

As a Learner Support Assistant, you will provide the person-centred support and care needed by clients with disabilities, in and between activities, to enable them to take full benefit of the provision.

Job purpose

To support and promote the development of clients attending the ‘Skills Tank’ Provision and to meet the range of social care and support needs for vulnerable adults with a broad range of needs and conditions.

To actively support the Hub Manager in the delivery of Educational and Learning through fun activities and to promote a quality and professional service at all times.

  • To give concise and accurate feedback to Hub Manager on each learner’s progress so that assessments are focused and the learning direction clear
  • To be fully aware and alerted to changes in individual behaviour due to an activity being altered, e.g. swimming needing to be changed to a different day due to minibus breakdown
  • To be aware of all fire regulations and the policies involved for the safety of students and work colleagues and to continually promote Health and Safety throughout the Skills Tank
  • To participate in all training organised as appropriate to the position


  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care, Teaching Assistant level 2 or 3

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of working with adults with learning difficulties/disabilities, autism and Mental Health
  • Experience of behaviour that can challenge
  • Desirable – knowledge and experience of autism and Mental Health
  • Prepared to undertake on-going training and day to day learning throughout employment

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 pupils and vulnerable young 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 pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

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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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