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Higher-Level Learning Support Worker

Job Ref: a51
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • currency-icon £16,800 - £18,500 per annum
  • info-icon subject to experience

Job Description

Post Title: 
Higher-Level Learning Support Worker
8.45 - 4.30pm, Mon - Thurs; 8.45 - 3.45pm Fri (38 hours)
£16,800 - £18,500
Reports to:
Learning Support Manager

Job purpose:                                   

To assist with and support the work of qualified lecturers with individuals learners, small groups and whole classes where the lecturer is not present.  To lead on the development and / or management of a specific cross-college area of knowledge or resource. To provide excellent levels of support and guidance to learners with severe, complex and profound learning difficulties during their college day.  To enable learners to participate fully in college life by facilitating learning activities, preparing and utilising resources and enabling social inclusion.

Job objectives

Higher-Level Support for teaching and learning:

Contribute to the planning and preparation of lessons under the direction of the classroom lecturer, including carrying out activity or visit risk assessments.

Provide planned teaching cover when the lecturer is absent or during PPA time.

Evaluate and feedback on the progress made by learners through a range of assessment activities, and monitor learners' participation, progress and responses to learning.

Understand the aims and content of teaching strategies and intended outcomes, and their place within a teaching programme.

Provide guidance, support and direction to Learning Support Workers, volunteers or students on placement with regard to active support of learners, use of resources, assessment of progress or area of cross-college responsibility.

Be responsible for a specific area of knowledge or resource within the college, which may include ordering stock, managing resources, organising repairs or providing advice and guidance to staff on the use of specialist techniques or equipment, amongst other things.

Person Specification - Higher-Level Learning Support Worker

Experience of working with adults or young adults with learning difficulties

NVQ Level 3 or higher qualification in Social Care

An understanding of how different disabilities can affect a learner’s ability to take part or contribute to activities.

Previous experience of teaching or leading individuals, small groups or whole classes in planned activities.

An understanding of health and safety in the workplace, including issues specific to young people with learning difficulties.

Don’t forget TLTP’s Refer and Earn scheme. For every person you recommend that we place and meets our terms and conditions you will receive a referral bonus of £130 (subject to statutory deductions).

TLTP Group is an Equal Opportunities employer. Subject to observance of all UK and EU current legislation we shall not discriminate to exclude individuals on the grounds of age, race, colour, gender (birth or reassigned), sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, marital status, ethnic or national origin, health, pregnancy, childcare responsibilities or criminal records. Candidates from such groups are actively encouraged to apply.