Learning Support Assistant – Term time 36 weeks – 18.5 Hours per week
Fixed Term until July 2021
Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 9,500 students and a turnover of £30m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.
The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and support the economic transformation of Wigan and the surrounding areas. As a growing college we are in a strong position to continue to invest in our campuses with the development of state of the art facilities.
The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study, apprenticeships and employment.
We are seeking a highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic individual to provide learning support for students with a range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Working within the College’s Additional Learning Support Team, you will provide individualised and sensitive support.
You will provide support to meet learner’s needs both in and outside of class. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to form trusting and effective relationships with both students and staff.
A firm knowledge and understanding of students with learning difficulties and disabilities in an educational setting is essential as is a Level 2 Qualification in Learning Support or a related field.
The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.
The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.
Wigan and Leigh college is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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