Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant 

£18,158 to £19,302 per annum, pro rata 

Various hours and working patterns are available 

38 weeks per annum, paid for 43.13 weeks per annum 

Abingdon & Witney Campuses 

Permanent & fixed term contract  

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) ​support team at Abingdon & Witney College is expanding, we are therefore looking to appoint professional, energetic and enthusiastic people with excellent communication skills to support our students in a variety of learning environments. A good working knowledge of ​Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs), ​Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) would be an advantage, as well as strategies for other SEN supported needs, training will also be provided.  

These are varied roles and require dedicated individuals who enjoy working with young people, some of which have complex needs.  You will possess the skills to support students studying from Entry Level to Level 3, enabling them to succeed and achieve their full potential ​academically.  The successful candidates will be responsible for working closely with teaching and cross college support staff in order to ensure that all students progress on to further programmes of study, or employment by achieving all parts of their study programme, as well as developing skills essential to life and independence.  

The role involves working with students on a 1:1 basis, providing classroom and pastoral support and facilitating workshop activities in-group situations. We work with amazing young people who have a range of learning and support needs, every day is different and the support needs will vary, including supporting some students with personal care.  The college has a friendly, supportive culture focused on bringing out the best in every individual. 

In return, Abingdon & Witney College offer excellent benefits to our employees including generous pension and holiday schemes (with potential Christmas closure days), continued professional development, flexible working options, corporate gym membership, cycle/tech scheme and much more. 

Closing date:  30th January 2022 (midnight) 

Interview date: WB 7th February 2022 

AWC values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all appointments are subject to satisfactory clearances including enhanced DBS checks. 

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.