Life SKills Support Worker

Paignton, Devon
£5,611 - £5,975 (Pro rata of: £16,574 - £17,649)
03 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Part Time


Support Services – Life Skills Support Worker BS655


Salary: £5,611 - £5,975 (Pro rata of: £16,574 - £17,649) [FTE: 0.3386]

Contract Type: Fractional, Term Time Only, 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year, Fixed Term until 31/08/2019

Location: Newton Abbot, Devon

South Devon College is a Further and Higher Education college with top success rates, located in Torbay, which is part of the beautiful English Riviera on the South Devon coast. Our state of the art campus offers local access to world class facilities. We are an ambitious College, ambitious for our learners, our staff and the community we serve. We measure our performance by the success of our learners.

Our fresh vibrant culture provides 12,000 learners each year with a wide provision ranging from Foundation to University Learning, contributing an overall £30 million College expenditure to the local economy.

We are currently recruiting for a Life Skills Support Worker to join the team here at South Devon College. You will be required to work directly with young people who have been out of education or training for a variety of very different reasons or learners who may need support in engaging in alternative curriculum pathways. You will support learners with college work, encouraging them to take a positive part in activities both in and out of the classroom. You will work under the guidance of the person leading the learning, undertaking scheduled curriculum and/or care support duties that enable learners to access learning by improving their study skills, developing strategies to overcome their difficulties and fostering independence and self-determination.

The successful candidate will need to have English & Maths qualifications (GCSE Grade C or equivalent) or be willing to undertake a programme of study to update. You will also need to be willing to undertake the Level 2 Certificate in Learning Support (i.e. City & Guilds 9297), if not already held. We are looking for someone who has previous experience of working with disengaged young people (14-19) or learning support experience and/or evidence of transferable skills appropriate to the post.

Closing Date: 14th October 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Benefits as follows: Pro rata of 25 days Holiday, up to 5 College closure days, Paid Bank Holidays, Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, Life Assurance (if member of pension scheme) On Site Nursery (Mama Bears), Nursery Voucher Scheme, Fitness Suite Facilities, Staff Discounts (Inspirations – Hair & Beauty, NUS Student Cards), Corporate Membership with Torbay Leisure Centre and Access to Automotive Department (Small Car Repairs & Pre MOT Testing at low costs) Discounted Stagecoach Bus Pass and many others.

To apply and for a full job description please visit the Jobs page of the South Devon College website.

This College is committed to Safeguarding/Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners, including children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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