Learning Support Workers

By November 17, 2021
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Temp/Ongoing
  • London

We have a number of vacancies for Learning Support Workers at colleges across South / South East / South West London.

Hourly rate – Equivalent to an annual salary of £27,300

Full and part-time options

 

The Role

Please note there are options to support mainstream or SEN students.

To support and mentor learners who may have social, emotional and mental health needs, a disability, learning difficulty or medical condition; and or with ESOL, English and Maths support needs to enable them successfully complete their qualifications, course and where appropriate, education, health and care plan (EHCP) outcomes.

  1. Providing each learner with the personalised support needed to carry out their learning effectively.
  2. Implementing and delivering support as directed by Lead Professionals, lecturers and other relevant professionals.
  3. Implementing agreed individual programmes of support for learners to enable them to achieve qualification aims, develop independence, enhance progression opportunities and progress towards EHCP outcomes.
  4. Safeguard learners and promote their well-being in all aspects of their learning.

Responsibilities

(Applicable for both Mainstream and SEN roles)

  • To provide outstanding support to all learners who may have social, emotional and mental health needs, a disability, learning difficulty or medical condition; and or ESOL, English and Maths support needs, to access their planned learning opportunities.
  • To act as a learning mentor to support learners’ academic success, health and wellbeing and preparation for adulthood as appropriate.
  • To undertake examination support activities.
  • To work with learners considered to be ‘at risk’ including those with communication and social interaction difficulties to develop resilience, confidence and independence.
  • To work in partnership with academic staff and be proactive in keeping tutors informed of learners’ progress by keeping high quality support records to audit standards and deadlines using college recording systems such as Promonitor.
  • To contribute to the development and review of learners’ individual agreed support plans and risk assessments and ensure they are followed in all aspects of college life.
  • To support learners to develop confidence and independence in their educational, social and work related learning through the use of teaching and learning strategies as directed by Lead Professionals, lecturers and other relevant professionals.
  • To support learners to record and report on their own progress in relation to their targets and EHCP outcomes, as well as completing records to evidence progress as required.
  • To write and review short-term smart targets and contribute to frequent reviews of learner’s progress with regard to their education, social development and independence including at annual EHCP reviews.
  • To check and confirm own weekly timetable ensuring that contractual hours are met and recorded.

(Specific to SEN Learning Coaches)

  • Where required, to physically support learners for example pushing wheelchairs, using evacuation chairs and other specialist equipment following training.
  • To, following training, support learners with all aspects of their personal and intimate care.
  • To, following training, support learners in the storage and administration of medication as required.  This includes recording and reporting on the process.
  • To set-up and maintain learner’s assistive technology and support them to use it as required.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of working successfully with young people or adults in a supporting/mentoring role within an educational setting
  • Experience of working successfully with young people or adults who have social, emotional and mental health needs, a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition; ESOL, English and Maths support needs
  • Educated to GCSE/ level 2 or equivalent with grades A*-C in English and Mathematics
  • Some mainstream roles may require safety boots to work with construction practical lessons.

You will need a DBS within 12 months or on the update service.

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