Learning Support Assistant
Salary: £20,493 - £23,080 per annum
Inspire Learning is keen to recruit casual Learning Support Assistants to support classroom delivery until the end of the 2021-20 academic year. We work with 16 to 24 year-olds on full-time Study Programmes. Some of these learners have mild to moderate learning difficulties and/or behavioural needs, and some may have social, emotional and mental health issues. While with us, they work towards employability units, vocational units, Maths, English and work experience. They also benefit from the excellent pastoral care provided by our staff and take part in enrichment activities, which often happen outside of the classroom.
The ideal candidates should have experience of developing constructive working relationships with other professionals, and ideally with young people in an educational setting. Additionally, they will have a good understanding of the issues facing young people in today’s society and have a positive, enthusiastic attitude in helping them overcome their barriers to education. A – C GCSE grades (or equivalent) in English and Maths are required; a recognised qualification in support work would also be beneficial; however, the essential component is an ability to recognise and respond to the needs of young people, in turn providing the necessary encouragement and motivation needed to help them succeed.
This is an excellent opportunity to pursue a career in education with an expanding local organisation which delivers to both adults and young people across the county. We currently have vacancies in Worksop, Newark, Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Please stipulate to which bases you would be willing to travel in the ‘information to support your application’ section of the online form. The number of hours may vary depending upon demand but will be on average 8.30 – 4.00, 3 days a week, term-time only.
Which 3 days varies according to base:
Newark Mon – Wed;
Mansfield Mon, Tues & Wed or Thur;
Sutton variable Mon – Wed or Wed - Fri.
Additional days may be available, for example supporting young people on work placement. There will also be a requirement to support learners online, from your own home, should another closedown of buildings occur during the pandemic. Training will be given where required.
To find out more and to apply, please click on Apply Now
Inspire 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.