JOB TITLE: Learning Support Assistant
LOCATION: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
WORKING HOURS: 9am – 5pm (4.30pm on Friday) – term time only
SALARY: £11.12 per hour + £1.34 Statutory holiday pay
Benefits of working with IEG
- Opportunities to develop or start a career in education
- Safe and secure place to work
- Enabled a good work/life balance
- Ideal for people with school age children
- Staff are approachable and friendly – strong team
- Free on-site parking
- Free breakfast
- Access to discount platforms and onsite salon/restaurant
We are currently recruiting for multiple Learning support assistants in Peterborough and this may be the next step in your career that you need!
To work as part of the ALS provision supporting students who have been assessed as requiring support to enable them to actively access and effectively participate in learning. Working in partnership with teaching staff to strengthen collaborative working and communication, encourage learner independence, providing provision from their Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) where applicable, maximise learning potential and successful achievement of academic goals on our journey to outstanding.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following areas:
- Clarify, explain, simplify, amplify and break down instructions to support comprehension
- Assist the learner to stay focussed, motivated and engaged
- Promote collaborative working by liaising with tutors about planned support for lessons and throughout the scheme of work
- Work collaboratively to proactively seek information about learners individual needs and provide feedback for effective support monitoring
- Take a proactive role in the maintenance of acceptable standards of student behaviour and attitudes, both in and out of the classroom, alongside supporting teaching staff with behaviour management of individuals/group sessions
- Develop appropriate resources and strategies to assist learners to access the learning environment and promote independence
- Establish positive, constructive and supportive working relationships with learners, tutors and colleagues promoting a positive team ethos
- Promote and enable use of assistive software and equipment to facilitate learning
- Actively seek opportunities to promote the learner’s self-esteem, confidence and independence in the learning activity
- Support with literacy skills including, reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar using a variety of strategies to promote independence
- Support the student in the development of study skills such as organisational strategies, notetaking and scribing
- Support learners with exams when required to invigilate or act as a scribe, reader or prompt
- Undertake personal research to gain experience/develop knowledge about specific conditions/disabilities/learning difficulties and course areas
- Adhere to best practice guidelines, risk assessments, policies and procedures
- Complete accurate daily support records including: termly reviews, learner agreements, target setting, E journals and pro-monitor records as part of ALS audit requirements, to maintain quality and monitor progress.
- Attend regular meetings, to share and provide information for review and evaluation purposes.
- Accompany students on trips and work experience where necessary.
If you are interested in this role apply now!
QRS promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with QRS. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all QRS assignments. All positions advertised by QRS comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010