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Learning Support Worker

Job Ref: A51
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • currency-icon £15,200 - £16,800 per annum
  • info-icon subject to experience

Job Description

Post Title: 
Learning Support Worker
8.45 - 4pm, Mon - Thurs; 8.45 - 3.45pm Fri (36 hours)
£15,200 - £16,800
Reports to:
Learning Support Manager

Job purpose: 

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

Supporting Teaching and Learning:

  1. Support learners throughout the college day in both curricula and extra-curricular activities in collaboration with other staff.
  2. Cater for specific additional needs of the learner, including assisting with personal hygiene tasks, hoisting and positioning, PEG feeding, eating and drinking, administering medication and monitoring general well-being amongst other tasks.
  3. Contribute towards a high-quality learning environment by thoughtful presentation of learners’ work, creation of classroom displays and maintaining equipment and resources to a good standard.
  4. Cooperate with other professionals visiting the college and / or working with learners, such as Therapists, Agency teachers, Social Workers or other agencies.
  5. Assist the classroom lecturer in delivering planned programmes of learning for individuals, small groups and classes, as directed by the classroom lecturer.
  6. Assist the classroom lecturer in observing and recording progress made by learners, in line with the College's systems for recording progress; or for any other purpose set out to benefit the learner (e.g. behavior monitoring).
  7. Assist learners in using adaptive equipment / aids required to enable them to participate in college life more fully and where necessary, attend training to be able to operate adaptive equipment effectively.


    General Duties:

  8. Attend staff meetings and liaise with other professionals as required or reasonably requested.
  9. Contribute to the internal quality assurance procedures of the College, including moderation, course reviews and self-assessment as required.
  10. To identify and undertake any training and professional development relevant to the efficient delivery of any of the above duties, and to share excellent practice with other staff.
  11. Participate in administrative and organisational tasks related to such duties as are described above.
  12. Contributing to the selection for appointment and professional development of other support staff, which may include supporting the induction and assessment of new and probationary support workers, students or volunteers.
  13. To carry out his/her duties and responsibilities at all times with due regard to the College's Equality and Diversity, Health & Safety, and Safeguarding Policies.
  14. Undertake any other such duties as might reasonably be requested.