Teaching Assistant - full time and part time opportunities available

Activate Learning
Worplesdon,United Kingdom
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
05 Aug 2022 09:09
31 Aug 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Adult Learning
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Term Time

Teaching Assistant - full time and part time opportunities available

Do you have a proven track record of working effectively with young adults with learning disabilities? Can you motivate and support?  

Activate Learning are looking for outstanding individuals to join as Teaching Assistants to support our students. If you are kind, caring, friendly and genuinely interested in helping young people to thrive and do their best, we would love to hear from you. 
A variety of working hours and contract types available. When submitting your application, please include your preferred working pattern e.g hours and days.  
What are the benefits for teaching assistants working at Activate Learning Group?

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. 

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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to develop their own skills as a teaching assistant or to progress in the education sector as a teacher Activate offer clear pathways for career progression. 
Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself. 

Activate Learning offer substantial benefits to its employees: 
•    Teachers’ pension schemes 
•    Generous annual leave  
•    Comprehensive sick pay 
•    Access to training and development 
•    Discount scheme for high street stores, restaurants  & gym memberships  
•    Discounted rail bus tickets and cycle to work scheme 
•    Onsite parking 
•    Coaching and mentoring programmes and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions are available 
•    Employee Assistance program  

The role as a Teaching Assistant at Activate Learning?  

This can be a challenging role that requires resilience, motivation, initiative, and patience, but will provide you with a huge sense of pride. 
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. 

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. 
Personal care is part of the duties included in this role and training will be provided in giving medical care and support. 

About you

As a teaching assistant at Activate Learning, you will have experience of working with young people or adults with a range of severe, complex, and moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities and/or behavioural needs. 
You will be an individual who has the resilience and patience to develop independence in learners and to encourage them to take more responsibility for their own learning. 
Teaching Assistants offer essential help to teachers within the classroom and support to staff within our campuses, it is essential that you have a co-operative working style with the ability to work as part of a team 
As a teaching assistant you will: 
•    E Literate and competent in IT packages e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher. 
•    You will have a creative approach to motivating learners and an innovative approach to delivering support 
•    Experience of working in an FE environment would be advantageous but it is not essential 
•    A level 3 Support Assistant qualification or equivalent but this is not essential 
(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). 

About Activate Learning  
Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group of 7 colleges across Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Surrey that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with students as individuals, helping them make the choice of career pathway or course that’s right for them and their ambitions. 
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. 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.