Job Title: Learning Support Assistant (Reduced Year)
Salary: £17,939.22 per annum
About the Role
What You Will Do
- To be involved in planning and preparation and assessment of learning as part of the curriculum team.
- Providing in and out of class support to meet identified needs of students who have high needs.
- Providing curriculum teachers/assessors and SEND team members with verbal and written reports on students who have high needs or SEND and feedback against strategies used and progress towards outcomes on the EHCP.
- Attend annual reviews as requested and attend student meetings as required to update on progress and behaviours.
- Any other duties as determined by the line manager
- At the direction of the teacher/assessor, accompanying small groups of learners on local excursions related to programme of learning.
- Assist with personal care and medical requirements as necessary.
- Support students whom are less mobile and may use wheelchairs.
- Qualification relevant to the post.
- Minimum L2 Award for Learning Support Practitioners Qualification or appropriate level 2 qualification or willingness to enroll to this within one year of appointment.
- Experience of working within a team who support students who have high needs or SEND to support their learning through identifying strategies and preparing young people for adulthood.
- Knowledge of preparation for adulthood and what it means for students with SEND.
- Strong Awareness of disability issues and equality and diversity issues.
- A willingness to be adaptable as role requires working across the college campuses and off-site visits with learners
There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:
- Annual leave entitlement – If you work full time, you’ll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
- Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
- Academic 37 days
- Senior Management 37 days
- Generous Pension schemes
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Memberships and discounts – employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card).
- Travel and commuting – discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
- Learning and development opportunities – including staff development days
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible and hybrid working opportunities – this will vary depending on role requirements
Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally.
We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.
We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.
Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.
At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.