We are looking for a number of outstanding individuals to join as a Learning Support & Care Assistants based at our Guildford College.
This post has a working pattern of 30 hours per week between the hours of 9am - 3pm, term time only, fixed term until July 2022 with the potential to extend.
The successful applicants will be supporting students with a range of learning difficulties including Autism and profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD) on courses which are designed for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged between 16 and 22.
The main duties will be assisting students in their classroom-based lessons and supporting self-directed study times with the student on a 1:1 basis. In addition to a student's study programme the LSA may also be following a bespoke programme of learning to support their development of life skills, independence and employability.
Personal care is part of the duties included in this role and training will be provided in giving medical care and support.
The hourly rate offered for these positions is from £9.50ph depending on skills and experience.
(Term time only salary calculator - your pay will be based on your working hours per week, multiplied by the number of weeks worked, plus 6 weeks holiday and will be spread equally over 12 months).
(For casual employees you will submit a claim for the actual hours worked and this will be paid in arrears).
What do you need to be successful?
This is a challenging role that requires resilience, motivation, initiative and patience.
You will be able to provide support to students with Autism and associated difficulties; some of which are complex. You will have good communication skills to be able to work with tutors to ensure the delivery of an effective programme of further education and to work as part of a co-ordination team.
What are the benefits of this role?
We offer a friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment, where no two days the same, staff are valued and CPD is provided.
By working in an educational setting, you will have the opportunity to share your skills, develop mentoring and training capabilities and potentially widen your own employment prospects.
You may not have considered using your skills in this way before, so this could take your career and experience in a new direction and may also present opportunities longer term, to provide you with a varied and fulfilling career path.
What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning?
At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.
We offer a buddy system, a comprehensive induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.
When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.
Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.
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.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.
Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.
Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.
If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.