Job title: Learning Support Assistant
Job type: Interim / Project consulting
Emp type: Part-time
Industry: 16 Plus
Expertise: 1:1 SEN SEND TA
Pay interval: Hourly
Pay rate: negotiable
Job published: 20-08-2020
Job ID: 40136
Contact name: Tom Hooper
Phone number: 01872 279 810
Contact email: tom.hooper@opus-abc.uk

Job Description

Job purpose
To work with individuals or small groups of learners, under the day to day direction of the provision lead (Tutor/Job Coach), to provide support for their personalized learning, attainment and progression while promoting their independence and self-esteem.

Main duties and responsibilities for all Learning Support Assistants

  • Provide support to individuals and small groups of learners aged 16 - 25.
  • Use routine supervision and care skills to support SEN learners, including those who have physical, emotional or educational needs.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with learners that enhances motivation and promotes learning and development.
  • Promote an inclusive learning environment across the programme.
  • Liaise with parents when required.
  • Attend team meetings as required
  • Work flexibly as part of a team to ensure that the well-being, behaviour and personal development of learners enhances learning opportunities and life skills.
  • Accompany learners off-site if required.
  • Maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace
  • Transport learners to their education provision/ work experience or enrichment placement if required
  • Participate in appraisal and professional development as appropriate.
  • Understand and apply our policies.
  • Carry out duties with regard to equal opportunities, health and safety and quality assurance.
  • Complete and maintain professional CPD log in order to improve your skills, including those outside of mandatory requirements.

Additional duties for Classroom based Learning Support Assistants

  • Support the tutor in identifying the most effective teaching approaches and resources for learners with particular needs.
  • Help create and maintain an effective and exciting environment of learning.
  • Keep the teacher informed about the progress and needs of students supported.

Additional duties for Supported Internship based Learning Support
Assistants

  • Liaise with learners and work placement provider/s as appropriate and report to the job coach to ensure that the placement runs smoothly.
  • Track and report the progress of placements for assigned learners.
  • Provide appropriate in-work support to learners in their workplace during their placement.

Additional duties for community based Learning Support Assistants

  • Provide enrichment support to individuals and small groups of learners based on their interests and aspirations.
  • Work with learners to identify interests and set goals that promote independence towards adulthood.
  • Design activities that help learners meet their identified goals.
  • Monitor learner participation, enjoyment and progress and report progress to the Enrichment Coordinator and parents as appropriate.