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Learning Support Assistant (Fixed Term Until June 2017) in Manchester

Date 2016-08-09 19:08:37 Location : Europe

Purpose To meet the needs of learners with identified Learning Difficulties and / or Disabilities including in class and out of class support to remove barriers to accessing learning and participation. To implement agreed learning support with individuals and groups with a view to encourage learner independence using identified support strategies Duties

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.

Person Profile

“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