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Learning Support Assistant

Care First - Sayer House
  • Birmingham
  • Permanent
Salary: £16,101.80 per annum
Hours: 27.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Closing date: Wednesday, 14th 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 are recruiting for Learning Support Assistants to join the team and truly make a difference.

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

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will ​Working for the Hub Manager and Deputy Hub Manager you will provide learning and development opportunities to young adults 16-25 and older adults 25+ who may have physical disabilities, personal care needs, profound and multiple learning Disabilities, autism and moderate learning disabilities.

As part of a team, you will assist in supporting learning through practical activities such as gardening, cookery, arts & crafts and community visits.

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).

Can you help us make a positive difference in our client’s lives as part of a team delivering practical and engaging learning opportunities? 

The opportunity

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 pupils 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 Level 2 or 3
  • 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 Licence

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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