Learning Support Practitioner (FTC)

21 Jul 2021
18 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Learning Support Practitioner (FTC)
Redruth, Cornwall (with some work in St Austell and some home working due to COVID-19)
Do you have experience of supporting individuals with learning difficulties and/or disabilities? Want to take on a rewarding role where you'll help learners to increase their skills and achieve their academic goals? If so, read on.
About Us
Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) is a charity and a social enterprise which aims to transform the quality of life for people, places and communities.
We've been around since 2001 and are focused on affecting change that will make lives better, make Cornwall fairer and combat inequality and injustice.
We are now looking for a Learning Support Practitioner to join us on a term time only 12-month contract, working 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.
The Benefits
- Salary of GBP9.53 per hour
- Employers contribution pension scheme
- NHS Top-Up Healthcare plan membership for all staff
- Join an organisation that is empowering communities in Cornwall
This is an incredible opportunity to make a real difference to local young learners and become part of a programme that is helping local people to increase their skills, build their confidence and work towards a more positive future.
You will become an integral member of a friendly and dedicated team who are passionate about challenging and supporting people to make a positive change in their lives.
The Role
As a Learning Support Practitioner, you will support young adults taking part in the TOAST (Taking our Achievements and Successes Together) programme, a programme for
young people 16 - 24 to achieve and succeed into adult life and beyond through
Supporting learners on a one-to-one basis or in small groups, you'll help them to achieve their learning goals and develop independent life and employability skills. This will include English, Maths and IT skills, as well as supporting them in their vocational studies.
Due to the COVID 19 situation please note this role may involve some home working, however the main place of work will be Redruth, with some travel to St Austell.
Working alongside teaching staff, you will:
- Support learners in the classroom and offsite learning situations
- Help learners to develop independent study skills
- Take part in learner support plan reviews
- Help to monitor learners' progress, behaviour and commitment
- Provide regular reports to the Young Persons Co-ordinator and/or Teaching Staff
In some instances, you may be required to support learners with personal care, personal hygiene needs and basic medication.
About You
To join us as a Learning Support Practitioner, you will need:
- Experience of supporting/working with learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
- A commitment to inclusive learning and the willingness to gain an understanding of students with Special Education Needs
- The ability to work with learners in groups and to adapt quickly to changing priorities
- A sensitive and caring approach to learners
- A Level 2 qualification in English and Maths (or equivalent) or the willingness to work towards this
A full, valid driving licence would be desirable for this role due to the travel required to support learners in Redruth and St Austell.
Other organisations may call this role Learning Support Assistant, Learning Support Co-ordinator, SEN Learning Support Practitioner, TA, or Teaching Assistant.
The closing date for applications is the 6th August 2020.
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