Learning Support Assistants - Abingdon
£18,683 to £19,495 per annum, pro rata
Various hours and working patterns are available
38 weeks per annum, paid for 43.13 weeks per annum
Permanent & fixed term contracts
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), with a good knowledge of and/or experience of working with young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), 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 the students to succeed and achieve their full potential academically. The successful candidates will be responsible for working closely with teaching and cross college support staff to ensure that all students progress onto further programmes of study, or employment by achieving all elements of their study programme including maths and English, as well as developing skills essential for 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. 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: 5th July 2022 (midnight)
Interview date: To be confirmed
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.
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