Senior Learning Support Assistant

Activate Learning
Reading,United Kingdom
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
22 Sep 2022 09:14
20 Oct 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Term Time

Senior Learning Support Assistant

Who we are:

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to 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.

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

About the role:

The purpose of the role is to help ensure retention and achievement of students receiving Group Learning Support across Reading College, within Lifeskills Faculty.

Liaising with the Delivery Manager for Berkshire, Team Leaders, Faculty Manager and Faculty delivery team for Lifeskills and external agencies, you will help to ensure that students with learning support and other care needs are adequately provided for, and the team is trained to meet these needs.

You will assist in the assessment process of students with learning difficulties and disabilities in order to accurately identify their learning support needs, which may include assessing students in schools and other providers, writing support plans and completing transition activities. Lead and manage Learning Support Assistants with the support of Team Leader to ensure that training, probationary periods, appraisals, developmental observations and absence reporting process is completed.

You will help to ensure that college staff and resources are deployed efficiently with timetabling and duty rota’s, provide adequate cover and support the Deliver Manager for Berkshire and Team Leader to recruit and interview new LSA staff.

This is a permanent, term time only role (0.88 FTE) working 8.30am – 5pm, finishing at 4.30pm on a Friday.

What do you need to be a Senior Learning Support Assistant at Activate Learning?

You will have sound knowledge of learning difficulties and disabilities and learner behavioural problem and will understand the need for a student-centred approach and ability to offer varying support strategies to cover diverse learning needs.

With excellent communication and organisation skills, you will be a role model of professionalism with the ability to develop and sustain good working relationships with internal and external customers. You will be able to work independently and demonstrate flexibility contributing to the team’s effectiveness and be able to react to organisational change quickly and positively. E-literate and competent IT and administration skills are essential.

Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:

·         Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
·         Generous annual leave entitlement
·         Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
·         An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
·         Specialised support and development for teaching staff
·         Access to qualified coaches for all staff
·         Leadership and Management development programmes
·         Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
·         A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
·         Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
·         Employee Assistance Programme
·         Employee resource groups
·         Cycle to work scheme
·         Refer a friend vacancy incentive
·         Access to student discount programmes

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.