Learning Support Assistant Apprentice

Orchard Hill College
4.16 GBP Hourly
13 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: We have vacancies at each of our College sites; Carshalton, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell Green or Uxbridge

Salary: GBP150 a week (GBP500 bonus on completion of apprenticeship)

Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, all year round

We are looking for Learning Support Apprentices to join our busy, vibrant College, where our committed workforce is dedicated to empowering and enabling students to achieve.

You will be required to provide support to the lecturing staff in providing educational activities for adults with special needs and assist with the provision of all educational activities by:

  • facilitating the regular attendance of students, providing each student with the support needed to carry out learning
  • carrying out therapy and health and well-being programmes which support learning as directed by the nurse, therapist and lecturer
  • ensuring that agreed individual programmes of learning for students are implemented
  • working in harmony with all staff to ensure a positive atmosphere within the College is maintained for the benefit of students
  • ensuring that students' well-being is maintained at all times

You will also support students in gaining self-confidence and independence through encouragement and reassurance and through the use of teaching and learning strategies, thereby supporting the students in accessing a range of home, community, work related and basic skills learning programmes, under the direction of the lecturer.

You should have experience of working, caring or voluntary work with people who have special needs. Experience of working within a team is also essential.

We deliver a range of courses to our students throughout the year and need our staff to work at any centre.

Orchard Hill College is a non-residential National Specialist College for adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It is a unique and rewarding place to work and has both a broad range of learners and a dynamic and supportive staff team. We treat our students with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with more opportunities than ever before to be part of the local community. We operate out of centres in Carshalton, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell Green and Uxbridge and were graded by Ofsted as Grade 1 (Outstanding) in December 2013.

To apply, please visit our website to download an application form. Once complete, please send your application to the email address provided.

Please state on your application form which location you are applying for.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 12th July 2019

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.