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Learning Support Assistants (EL568)

Learning Support Assistants (EL568)

Salary: £11.13 per hour

Contract Type: Casual             

Hours:  Various hours (36 weeks per year)

Location:  Crewe, Chester and Ellesmere Port Campuses

New opportunities have arisen for inspirational people to join our College in the role of Learning Support Assistants at our campuses in Cheshire.

Key Responsibilities:

•    Provide direct in-class and out of class support to help learners to access the curriculum and the college environment;

•    Implement strategies, risk assessments, PEEPs and other support arrangements as outlined in the learner’s support plan and explained by the Learning Support Assistant Co-ordinators and Inclusive Learning Advisors;

•    Proactively develop and maintain effective communication with the curriculum staff that lead the timetabled sessions to ensure that the support provided is meeting the learners’ learning needs;

•    Assist with preparation and adaptation of materials; and

•    Immediately report any concerns including safeguarding and welfare concerns in line with College policies.

Key Person Specification Requirements:

•   Level 2 qualification (or equivalent), ideally in a Learning Support related discipline;

•   GCSE Grade C (4/5) in Maths and English (or equivalent);

•   Good working knowledge and understanding of a wide range of additional needs;

•   Experience of working in education, ideally within learning support;

•   Excellent organisational and digital literacy skills; and

•   Enhanced DBS check.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Benefits:

  • Access to world-class facilities, the use of cutting-edge technologies and digital platforms;
  • Access to new qualifications to support your career in education such as short online courses in the areas below. If you’re interested in learning more about this, please email recruitment@ccsw.ac.uk.
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Information, Advice and Guidance
    • Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
    • Principles of Customer Service
  • Extensive opportunities for upskilling and continuous professional development;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays) paid pro rata;
  • Professional Development;
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform;
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities;
  • Onsite Costa, Café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon; and
  • Free onsite parking.

How to apply:

Please complete our application form and return it to recruitment@ccsw.ac.uk by 9am, 19 February 2024.  Please state which campus/es you are interested in applying for on your application.

The selection process will take place in March 2024.

Cheshire College South and West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure, Right to Work evidence and original qualification certificates. Online checks will be carried out and references will be sought.

About Us   

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region, offering exciting opportunities to over 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices, who all have access to world-class facilities as a result of a £120m investment in the latest technology and real working environments, at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.     

Cheshire College is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, which provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study, encouraging them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.     

There is a fantastic atmosphere at our three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing an environment to get involved in exciting activities as well as opportunities for learners to make new friends.   

Crewe Campus

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Crewe Campus boasts:  

  • A multi-purpose sports hall; 
  • Climbing wall; 
  • Fitness gym; 
  • TV and radio studios with specialist equipment; 
  • Mock aircraft cabin; 
  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy; 
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons; and 
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops. 

Ellesmere Port Campus  

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Ellesmere Port Campus boasts: 

  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy; 
  • Mock aircraft cabin;
  • Fitness gym;
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons;
  •  Motor Vehicle Workshop with seven vehicle ramps; 
  • Strong links with local Employers such as Vauxhall Motors, SP Energy Network ensure learners have access to work placements and industry professionals; and
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops.

Chester Campus  

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Chester Campus boasts:  

  • Impressive Art and Design Workshops; 
  • Science Laboratories; 
  • Strong links with  local Employers such as Ecolab and Unilever to ensure learners have access to work placements and industry professionals; and 
  • Access to 4K video recording equipment and specialist software applications 
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If you are aged 19+ we can help you upskill and invest in your future with one of our FREE adult courses.

When exploring the courses we have available, you may see a fee attached but you’re more than likely to be eligible for a fully-funded enrolment!
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