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31 May 2022

Part-Time Learning Support Assistants – (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties) – Witney

Abingdon and Witney College – Posted by Abingdon and Witney College Witney, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Learning Support Assistants – (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties) Witney 

£18,683 to £19,495 per annum, pro rata  

Various hours and working patterns are available  

38 weeks per annum, paid for 43.13 weeks per annum  

Witney Campus  

Permanent & fixed term contracts   

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) support team at Abingdon & Witney College is expanding, we are therefore looking to appoint professional, energetic and enthusiastic people with excellent communication skills to support our students in a variety of learning environments. A thorough knowledge of Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs), with a good knowledge of and/or experience of working with young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), as well as strategies for other SEN supported needs, training will also be provided.  

These are varied roles and require dedicated individuals who enjoy working with young people, some of which have complex needs.  You will possess the skills to support students studying from Entry Level to Level 3, enabling the students to succeed and achieve their full potential academically.  The successful candidates will be responsible for working closely with teaching staff and SEND professionals and cross college support staff to ensure that students develop their communication skills and are able to make choices in their life, experience of working in a total communications environment would be advantageous.  

The role involves working with students on a 1:1 basis, providing classroom and pastoral support and facilitating workshop activities in-group situations, it may also include working with the students to ensure their physiotherapy requirements are met and support with personal care, training is provided.  

We work with amazing young people who have a range of learning and support needs, every day is different, and the support needs will vary.  The college has a friendly, supportive culture focused on bringing out the best in every individual. 

In return, Abingdon & Witney College offer excellent benefits to our employees including generous pension and holiday schemes (with potential Christmas closure days), continued professional development, flexible working options, corporate gym membership, cycle/tech scheme and much more. 

Closing date: 14th June 2022 (midnight) 

Interview date: To be confirmed 

AWC values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all appointments are subject to satisfactory clearances including enhanced DBS checks.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive. 

How to Apply

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Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 15 days.

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