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Learning Support Assistant (Fixed Term Until June 2017) in Manchester
Date 2016-08-09 19:08:37 Location : Europe
To provide appropriate learning support for groups and /or individuals with identified Learning difficulties and / or Disabilities. Including in and out of class support, residential activities, educational visits or work experience.
To provide learning support for those learners identified as having additional support needs for literacy and numeracy.
To contribute to the planning, differentiation and target setting for learners needs with curriculum staff and the wider Student Support team.
To record, review and adapt strategies throughout the academic year using student ILP and other college systems.
To develop and assist the integration of students by supporting the transition process and enrichment activities.
To support the Student Support Manager to carry out Healthcare Plans, PEEPs, exam concessions and specialist equipment are in place.
To support learners with personal care and medical needs including administration of medication where indicated in their Healthcare Plan.
To develop and adapt accessible resources and materials prior to lessons to maximise all learning opportunities.
To assist learners with the use of specialist equipment and embed the use of assistive technology to promote independence.
To develop positive working practices with external agencies in order to gather accurate information to inform learning support.
To engage in continuous professional development.
Any other duties, of a similar level of responsibility, as may be required.
All staff are responsible for:
Children & Vulnerable Adults: safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults
Equipment & Materials: the furniture, equipment and consumable goods used in relation to their work
Health / Safety / Welfare: the health and safety and welfare of all employees, students and visitors under their control in accordance with Hopwood Hall College’s safety policy statements
Single Equality Scheme: performing their duties in accordance with Hopwood Hall College’s Single Equality Scheme
Revisions and updates
This role description will be reviewed and amended on an on-going basis in line with organisational needs, with consultation with trade unions where required.
“The College supports the Skills for Life agenda and recognises the importance of all adults having functional literacy and numeracy whatever their role. All staff are therefore given the support to gain a level 2 qualification in literacy and / or numeracy if they do not already have one and all teaching staff are expected to promote the basic skills of their learners within their subjects.”
Qualifications Essential Criteria Level 2 (GCSE A* - C) in English and Maths. A recognised Level 2/3 qualification in Learning Support or equivalent Desirable Criteria
First Aid Certificate
How Identified: Application
Experience Essential Criteria Experience of working with young people Experience of working with individuals with Learning Difficulties and / or Disabilities Experience of providing additional support in a learning environment Experience of providing additional support for Literacy and / or Numeracy Desirable Criteria
Experience of learners with personal care needs and / or medical conditions.
Experience of note taking to support learning
How Identified: Application/Interview
Specialist Knowledge Essential Criteria Knowledge of the support needs of learners with Learning Difficulties and / or Disabilities. Knowledge of Specific Learning Difficulties such as Autism and Dyslexia Desirable Criteria
Knowledge of supporting learning with sensory impairment.
How Identified: Application/Interview