Learning Support Practitioner
Location: Colchester, Essex
0 – 37 hours per week
Sector: Catering & Hospitality
Job Reference: MP907485
Are you an experienced learning support practitioner with a can do attitude and a passion to help others learn, then this position could be perfect for you.
You will need a good standard of general education, to include GCSE 9-4 or equivalent in English and Maths. You will have Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSE Maths and English Grade C or equivalent) or willingness to achieve.
Our client is a well-known and well-respected college in Colchester. They are currently looking for a number of Learning support Practitioners to work with them Monday to Friday each week starting the first week of December with interviews being held asap.
Salary is set to start with but those who are more flexible with what they can work and offer excellent consistency then full time positions will be available.
To support learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and low basic skills to access learning activities. To help ensure learners achieve their maximum potential on their chosen courses of study.
To provide support within a classroom setting to a small group or on a 1:1 basis to designated learners with learning difficulties/disabilities & low basic skills. This could include: assisting with literacy or numeracy skills; helping maintain learner focus throughout sessions; breaking work down into manageable chunks; and encouraging positive behaviour.
To work mainly under the direction of a tutor in supporting learners in the learning environment and helping to promote independence whilst contributing to the raising of expectations for learners.
To maintain accurate records relating to the progress of learners, liaise with the Additional Learning Support Faculty Co-ordinators in reviewing learner records and submitting monthly reports in a timely fashion.
To contribute to the access of learners to college as required i.e. low level personal care, such as assisting with toileting (escorting, belts, buckles etc). LSPs will not be required to administer medication or deliver intimate personal care.
To work towards knowledge and experience of at least one specialist support area such as behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions, or mental health conditions.
To uphold the College’s Equality and Diversity and other policies and to contribute to the health and safety of learners in all environments.
To work to promote and apply the College’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and practices.
Undertaking such other duties as may be required by or on behalf of the Colchester Institute provided that they are consistent with the nature of the post
Skills and abilities
Excellent communication skills including listening, reading and writing. A positive attitude towards inclusion and disability. An ability to build good working relationships with people at all levels.
Due to the high response received for some vacancies, we regret that we are sometimes unable to reply to all applicants. If you have not been contacted within 7 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. However, we will keep your details and notify you of any other opportunities.
Please note, you will be asked to provide your eligibility to work in the UK.
For more information on this position, please contact Matt Paternoster at Adore Recruitment.