Based at Falmouth, we are looking for a positive-minded person to support individual or small groups of learners in the achievement of their learning goals, and the development of independent life and employability skills. This may be as part of an in-class support deployment, or could come in the form of targeted interventions planned specifically to address the needs of young people.
The purpose of this provision is to develop independent, confident and resilient learners who are prepared to engage with the wider community. We achieve this in line with our College Values, which the successful candidate will be expected to uphold:
The Learning Support Practitioner will support learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across a wide range of curriculum areas. The challenges these young people face may range from wellbeing issues to physical disabilities, and the role will involve working with a variety of young people. You must be familiar with supporting learners with learning difficulties and or disabilities, or be willing to learn about this.
Experience of working in post-16 education, supporting Literacy and Numeracy, and knowledge of general curriculum is desirable. The role will include supporting learners with the development of social and independent life skills. This may be across college during lunch breaks and in some instances may involve elements of personal care.
It is essential that you are qualified to level 2 or above in Literacy and Numeracy, or willing to work towards this. Level 1 BSL or Makaton, or any other SEND-related training or qualifications are also desirable. Applicants may also be considered based on significant skills within a vocational rea, as part of strengths-based support deployment.