Specialist Spanish Speaking Learning Support and Care Assistant

Activate Learning
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
12 Jan 2021 15:50
24 Jan 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Special Education Needs (SEN) / Supported Learning
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Specialist Spanish Speaking Learning Support and Care Assistant

Job role:

Activate Learning promotes independence to enable learners to leave the College ready for the world of work. A range of courses and support is available through numerous programmes to include LLD/D, ASD Centre to mainstream Level 3 and beyond.

We are looking for a Specialist Spanish Speaking Learning Support and Care Assistant to join our team at the Woodlands Centre, Merrist Wood College in Guildford. As a Learning Support and Care Assistant you'll be supporting a specific learner with profound, multiple and complex learning difficulties and disabilities whose first language is Spanish.

The goal will be to support the learner to gain more independence, learn life and living skills and progress into a supported living environment. The learner is currently working at pre-entry level and will need daily support in communicating needs, personal care and manual handling support, having their wishing and feelings heard and specialist resources created. This learner will also require 1:1 support in increasing their use of the English language, both verbally and via AAC. Topics include meal preparation, independence skills, enterprise, communication, travel and leisure and money. The Learning Support and Care Assistant will also need to ensure the specific learner’s day to day health and care needs are met in line with their individual support plan(s).

This is a term time only role (working 38 weeks), 30 hours per week and fixed term initially until July 2021. Salary is up to £22,626 per annum, pro-rata.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

You will be fluent in Spanish, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will be able to adapt to a variety of working environments and be comfortable supporting a learner with personal care and manual handling duties.

Whilst experience is preferred it is not essential, as it is the commitment and desire to work with our learners to improve their learning experience that really counts!

What are the benefits of this role?

You'll be joining a committed team who are student-focused and provide high-quality learner support across the College.  It's a fast-moving, dynamic environment and you'll enjoy the variety of change whilst also having the opportunity to develop good relationships with both staff and learners. 

It's a demanding, yet rewarding role and at Activate Learning we recognise the importance of ensuring that all staff are trained and continue to have access to on-going personal and professional development. You'll be assigned a personal mentor and be part of a team-wide training programme. 

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

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.



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