Learning Support Officer in Aspirations (0.82) & (0.77)

Blue Octopus
OL6 6NX, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Salary: £17, 852 – £22,275 FTE (salary pro- rata)
01 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Learning Support Officer in Aspirations (0.82) & (0.77) term time only contracts Permanent and fixed term opportunities (June 2022)

Tameside College in Ashton-Under-Lyne Greater Manchester is a diverse and vibrant further education college that offers a wide range of course including A level and advanced level vocational study programmes, Apprenticeships and adult courses up to degree Level. We aim to give all our students an exceptional experience.

We believe in excellence and back that up with high expectations, a superb working environment (as part of the Vision Tameside £100 million+ accommodation strategy) and outstanding teaching. We also believe that attending college is about more than achieving a qualification, important though that is. This is why we aim to give learners every opportunity to develop their full potential in a supportive and friendly environment.

We require a skilled and highly motivated individual to join our established Aspirations Team. You will have the passion to inspire every learner to reach their full potential regardless of their starting point.

As a Learning Support Officer you will provide a range of support to learners with a variety of needs including difficulties/disabilities, Literacy, Numeracy and Language. You will also provide emotional support and encourage participation in the learning environment and may be required to support learners with personal care needs.

You will support learners across a wide range of vocational subjects and may be required to work at more than one of the college’s centres. You will work alongside classroom tutors to break down barriers and ensure that learners are able to access the curriculum and reach their full potential. You will ensure that individual learner needs are met and contribute to raising awareness and understanding of the needs of individual learners in the wider college community.

With some previous experience in supporting young people, you will have a sound understanding of the range of issues facing young people with barriers to their learning (including social, emotional and behavioural) and have an ability to motivate students with differing needs and abilities. You will have excellent interpersonal skills in working with students, ability to remain calm and a problem solving approach to managing challenging situations.