Learning Support Assistant
Fixed Term, Full Time
London South East Colleges is a successful and innovative College operating with sites across Bromley, Bexley, Orpington and Greenwich. With nearly 14,000 students and 1,000 members of staff, the College is a major employer in the area and makes a significant impact on the lives and future prospects of its learners who travel from across London to study with us. The College is also the sponsor of London South East Academies Trust, a growing Multi Academy which is rapidly developing a track record of academic and financial success. With a combined turnover of circa £65m and the ambitious growth plans of the group, there has never been a better time to join this exciting organisation.
Post holders will be required to provide person-centred learning support to students with severe and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities which may include supporting them with personal care where necessary. This position will be based at our Bromley campus. LSAs may work with individuals or small groups, as directed by the teaching staff and encourage students to engage with activities or work independently, where appropriate.
The ideal candidate will have a good standard of general education with a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy. Experience of working in a multi-cultural educational environment and an understanding of safeguarding and discrimination issues and the difficulties faced by those with learning difficulties are essential for this post. To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability establish good working relationships. You’ll also have exceptional organisational skills combined with good IT knowledge and sound administration skills.
As the College supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, most staff will be subject to either a ‘Standard’ or ‘Enhanced’ DBS (formerly CRB) check.
*Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview before the closing date*.
London South East Colleges is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.