Learning Support Assistant LSAMP

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

  • N.Q.T
  • Primary TA
  • Primary Teacher
  • SEN TA



Job Details:

Job Role: Learning Support Assistant
Location: Shrewsbury Shropshire
Days/Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (10:00am – 16:00pm)

We are currently recruiting for several learning Support Assistant to work in a specialist College on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
Our client offers a stimulating environment for young adult students between the ages of 18 to 25 years old, the students have with profound and multiple learning & communication difficulties.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a happy and nurturing environment and develop relationships, which can lead to long-term and permanent job opportunities.

About the Role:-
• Working under the direction of Tutors to support students to access individualised learning programmes, within small classes and on a one-to-one basis
• Supporting students’ learning and independence in the College and community
• Following communication, therapy, intervention and support strategies to help students overcome barriers to learning, including role modelling expected behaviours.
• Supporting students with their physical and emotional needs
• Maintain confidentiality and ensure that safeguarding learners is paramount and promote a positive safeguarding culture at all times.
• Assisting Tutors in preparing the learning environment and ensuring that all resources are available at the start of the session
• Assisting Tutors in clearing up after each session, putting work away, preparing displays of work etc.
• Contributing to daily records including student records of progress and achievements
• Occasional covering in the absence of the Tutor
• Providing personal intimate care to learners including the changing of continence aids.
• Contributing to the assessment processes for students
• Providing physical support to learners e.g. assisting in dressing/undressing, pushing wheelchairs, transferring and hoisting
• Providing support at meal-times – this can range from simply encouraging, to cutting up food, to hand-over hand feeding, to fully assisted feeding
• Ensuring that learners are comfortable and appropriately positioned
• Loading and unloading vehicles and driving (no special licence needed)

About you :-
• You must have an Enhanced Child & Adult Workforce DBS
• Able to provide referencing to cover a minimum of 2 year
• Having a full UK Driving Licence or compatible International Driving licence (due to location being rural)
• Have worked with people with profound and multiple learning difficulties
• Have worked in an educational environment
• Experience working with people with physical disabilities
• Provision of personal intimate care
• Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team

• A Qualification in Learning Support or willingness to obtain one
• An appropriate/relevant NVQ at level III or above or willingness to obtain one
• Qualification in Makaton / experienced in the use of Makaton
• Trained to administer Medication
• First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one

About Us:-
• Competitive pay (paid weekly)
• Consideration for all long-term opportunities with the potential to become permanent.
• Recommend a Friend’ scheme – Get £500 cash for referring a friend
• Entry to our ‘Temp of the Term’ award
• Support and advice from our professional mentors including lesson observations
• Access to a full calendar of CPD opportunities in the form of our Twilight Training Programme and other courses delivered during the school holidays.
• A dedicated consultant who will provide an honest and trustworthy service – we listen to your needs.

As members of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) and Umbrella body to the DBS, (Disclosure & Barring Service) Excell Supply is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children.
All applicants will be subject to thorough employment checks and must have an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service certificate in place.
Candidates without an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service will have to apply for a new one.
If you believe you have the skills required for this role, please apply now. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the vacancy closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Important Notice In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa.
Excell Supply are unable to offer a work permit to any applicant or facilitate work permits for any vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.
Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Excell Supply is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.


Apply Online:

Click here to apply online