Specialist Learning Assistants

All college sites
£21,699 - £23,027 per annum (pro rata), inclusive of London Weighting
30 Jul 2019
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type

(working hours 21 or 28 or 36 hours per week term time only, 38 weeks per annum)

Positions available across Carshalton, Merton, Kingston or South Thames Colleges to work within supported learning and mainstream vocational study programmes.

About us - South Thames College’s Group

The Group is expanding its support services dedicated to supporting the aspirations and needs of our local communities including learners with SEND. We provide high quality specialist in-house support such as speech and language therapy and specialist teaching. We can offer you an excellent range of continuous professional development activities and opportunities for career progression. Our support staff have gone on to careers in teaching, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, educational psychology. 

About the roles

Specialist Learning Assistants support a caseload of learners to overcome barriers to learning, and develop resilience and independence. Support packages will be focused on meeting needs related to SEND including learners with Education, Health and Care Plans and ESOL, English or Maths.

About you

You will have a clear understanding of the educational impact of a wide range of learning difficulties, disabilities, medical conditions and mental health needs. You will be able to personalise your wide range of effective strategies to support learners to achieve. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills and a good knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice 2014. As you will be supporting learners studying up to level 3; you must have as a minimum, a level 2 qualification in English and Maths at grade C/4.

Closing date for the return of an online application form is Sunday 18th August 2019  

Interviews will be held on 23rd August. You may apply for more than one College, but will only be invited for one interview.

South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

The benefits package includes generous annual leave, pension scheme, subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do. 

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.