Learning Support Assistant x3, Variable Hours (Ref:LCC2606)

Learning Support Assistant x3, Variable Hours (Ref:LCC2606)

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Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT). Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country.

WHAT WE DO

Leeds City College is the main education provider for post-16 students within the Leeds City region. Foundation Studies require additional learning support assistants to provide additional educational and individual support for students who have high needs or SEN, to enable them to enjoy a fully inclusive college experience, to achieve and progress.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Be involved in planning and preparation and assessment of learning as part of the course team.
Provide in-class support to meet identified need of students who have high needs.
Provide curriculum teachers/assessors and Learning Support team members with verbal and written reports on students who have high needs or SEN.
Assist with emergency evacuation plans and practices, and helping with all emergency evacuations.
Attend team meetings and staff development sessions as required.
Keep accurate and timely records, recording progress and strategies used, as required.
Have any other duties as determined by the line manager
May be involved in learners' transport arrangements and help students who have high needs to develop independent travel skills where needed.
At the direction of the teacher/assessor, accompany small groups of learners on local excursions.
Assist with personal care requirements if necessary.
Support students in off-site activities including the use of wheelchairs.

YOUR PROFILE

You will have a level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy or committed to achieving this within one year of appointment.
You will have experience in working in a team in an educational setting.
You will have experience of working with students who have high needs or SEN to support their learning.
You will be computer literate.
You will co-operate in any staff development activities required to effectively carry out the duties of the post and to participate in College staff review and development schemes.
You will comply with all College policies and procedures as well as with all legislative and regulatory requirements.
You will promote a positive image of the College.
You will have any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, which may be required from time to time.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LEEDS CITY COLLEGE

Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK's largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions.

BENEFITS & REWARDS

We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

Excellent pension schemes with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers' Pension

Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to this vacancy.

SAFEGUARDING

Luminate Education Group is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

Proof of right to work in the UK

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

Children's barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

Two professional references

Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale

Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

The UK Government introduced a new points based immigration system on 1 January 2021. You can read about the new immigration routes on the Gov.UK website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-immigration-system-what-you-need-to-know#visa-application-process

Many of the new routes require sponsorship from an employer. Luminate Education Group is not a licenced sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without current, and appropriate right to work in the UK.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to prove your right to work in the UK with your passport and identity card up until 30 June 2021.

There is no change to immigration and right to work for British and Irish Citizens.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?

For more information about the role please contact:

David Gemlo-Dunstan

David.Gemlo-Dunstan@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

INFORMATION FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

Luminate Education Group vacancies generate a lot of interest and we receive many calls and emails from recruitment agencies. Although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Luminate Education Group, our policy is to recruit candidates directly wherever possible. We therefore do not accept any cold calls, speculative emails or CVs from agencies. Speculative emails and CVs will be deleted unread.
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