Learning Support Practitioner (ALS)

Waltham Forest College
Waltham Forest, London [Greater London]
£9,445 - £15,112 Per Year, Depending on hours inclusive of London Weighting
16 Mar 2023 16:35
14 Apr 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Learning Support Practitioner (ALS)

Job Title: Learning Support Practitioner

Location: East London

Hours: VARIOUS hours from 18 – 28.8 per week - 38 weeks per year Term Time only

Salary range: £9,445 to £15,112 depending on hours (inc. London Weighting)

Contract Type: Permanent

Waltham Forest College is a forward thinking, vibrant, diverse and exciting place to study and work.  We are proud of our achievements including being rated as the top performing college in London for student satisfaction for the past two consecutive years, as well as being graded as Good by Ofsted. We believe that our employees are the heart of the organisation and having the right people in the right place, with the right skills is the key to our success.

We are looking for a committed individual who is passionate about working in an aspirational and high performing college and dedicated to contributing to an outstanding experience for our learners.  The successful candidate will have a keen sense of responsibility, ownership and a ‘can do’ approach to addressing everyday challenges.  If you believe you have the skills, experience and motivation to make a difference and be part of Team Forest, we strongly encourage you to apply for the post at Waltham Forest College.

Are you passionate about supporting young people and adults to achieve their full potential, advocating for their additional needs and helping them to breakdown their barriers to learning? Do you have experience of youth work, mentoring or support within a post 16 environment?

Waltham Forest College are seeking to recruit exceptional Learning Support Assistants for both its mainstream and SEND provision to provide practical support to young people, age 16-18 or 19-24 with EHCP and adults with learning difficulties, behaviour barriers to learning and/or physical disabilities to facilitate their independence, access to learning and integration into the life of the College. You will have good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and have empathy and interest in helping students people fulfil their potential. In addition, you will have the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with learners, teachers and other external agencies and have an understanding of safeguarding and its importance.

We are also looking for individuals to provide support to students who need assistance with personal care. Please specify which role you are applying for.

You must hold a minimum Level 2 (GCSE Grade D/4 or above) in English and Maths, and ideally, you’ll be up to speed on the SEN Code of Practise and other useful legislation.  The most vital attributes are; enthusiasm, flexibility, patience, and a sense of humour!

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and free onsite parking, cycle to work scheme and Sodexo benefits scheme

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment.  We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures. In line with KCSIE 2022 and Safer Recruitment principles the college reserves the right to conduct online searches of shortlisted candidate.

Closing Date:   30 April 2023

Interview Date: TBC

*Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview before the closing date*.