Learning Support Assistant - 25 hours per week (temporary June 2023)

Darlington College
North East
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

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1. Purpose of Job

 The primary purpose of this post is to support learners with additional support needs as an effective member of the Learning Support Team.

2. Principle Accountabilities

a) Ensure learners with additional support needs are effectively supported in learning activities in the College and / or community and that adequate records of support are maintained to a high standard.

b) Communicate effectively with individual learners to clarify additional support arrangements prior to the commencement of learning activities.

c) Adopt a range of strategies to enable each learner to become more independent in the classroom, workshop, learning centre, College and community.

d) Assist with personal care needs according to the individual learner’s stated requirements to include :

e) Administration of medication within college procedures and following appropriate training.

f) Other personal care support including toileting, changing and bathing. This will include lifting following appropriate training using specialist equipment.

g) Communicate effectively with teaching staff to clarify individual learners additional support arrangements prior to the commencement of learning activities.

h) Assist teaching staff in the preparation, modification/adaptation and development of learning materials and resources for individual learners.

i) Maintain the confidentiality of information given on/from individual learners in line with College policy and procedures.

j) Provide additional support on an individual basis to enable learners to participate in chosen social, recreational, leisure, sports and voluntary activities.

k) Actively contribute to the development of the Learning Support Service as an effective team member, collaborating with other members of the team to provide high standards of service within the College, to schools, external agencies and the wider community.

l) Be familiar with the rights/responsibilities of employers/employees under current Health and Safety legislation.

m) To comply with all College Policies and Procedures in particular those relating to Finance, Personnel, Health and Safety, and Equal Opportunities.

n) To perform such other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as required by the Principal & Chief Executive.