Location: Prominently based at our College Green and Ashley Downs centres but may require travel across all College sites in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Hours: Part Time, flexible positions over 38 weeks.
Salary: £27,163 - £29,680 pro rata
City of Bristol College is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Learning Assistant/Communication Support Worker LA/CSW.
a. Delivering an effective communication support service through working closely with deaf and hard of hearing learners on barriers to learning under the direction of teachers and/or supervisors, leading to improved outcomes for learners and greater autonomy and independence.
b. Maximising success of deaf and hard of hearing learners who have a communication support need, working closely with teaching staff and supporting colleagues.
About the role:
We are, ideally, looking for someone with experience of working as a communication support worker in education. You must be flexible in your approach to facilitate communication for a wide range of deaf and hard of hearing students. You must be confident in working in a fast paced environment, with changing priorities. It is essential you hold a level 3 qualification in BSL.
Successful candidates will work with a diverse cohort of learners and use a range of appropriate strategies of support to encourage the development of the learner within educational, social, linguistic and cultural contexts.
You will provide Deaf Awareness training, advice and guidance for teaching staff and/or peer group/front line staff and to involve the learners whenever possible. You will join a committed team, who work closely with students and other college staff, to reduce barriers to learning, increase opportunities towards improved outcomes, maximise success, enable greater autonomy and develop further independence for all learners.
You will also need to be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders, at all levels, internally and externally, as well as other members of College staff and students
City of Bristol College offers:
- a generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days (plus 8 bank holidays and 8 closure days)
- membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 16.1%
- death in service benefit 3x salary (if a member of the pension scheme)
- cycle to work scheme
- a variety of online shopping discounts and offers
- free car parking at most college sites
- a supportive package of continuous professional development
- as well as a range of staff support packages
About the College:
City of Bristol College is one of the City’s largest employers, based at four different sites across the City. We offer a wide range of courses from entry to degree level and cater for learners of all ages and backgrounds. We strive for student achievement through providing the best possible student experience, professional staff and outstanding resources. Our success in this isn’t possible without the commitment, dedication and collaboration of every member of staff.
City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. Further information will be sent to all prospective staff as part of the application process.
If you feel you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required for this role, we look forward to receiving your application.
Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here
Closing date: Sunday 08 November 2020 (midnight)
Interview date: 23 November 2020
City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Further information will be sent to all prospective staff as part of the application process.