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Learning Support Practitioner

Salary: £17,190 (pro rata)
Location: Tonbridge
Company: West Kent and Ashford College
Contract type: Permanent
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Learning Support Practitioner

Hours: Part-time hours, between 18 and 30 per week, term time only; (various posts required, hours and days to meet business and timetable requirements; Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm although times and days may vary)

We are looking to recruit experienced Learning Support Practitioners (LSP’s) to join the Additional Learning Support Team. If you are ambitious, determined and have the ability to make a positive difference we would welcome your application.

You will provide academic and motivational support to students who have a range of learning differences and other barriers, including; autistic spectrum condition, ADHD, speech, language and communication, complex and specific learning difficulties, physical and medical conditions, visual impairment, and social emotional and mental health.

Responsibilities include providing one to one or group support within a classroom, practical or workshop setting. You might also be required to provide support to students during unstructured times and when out on work experience placements. There might also be a requirement to provide personal care.

If working at the Hadlow location, you will be expected to spend some time supporting students across all faculty areas, including outdoor activities and tasks related to land based activities, livestock, animals, and reptiles.

Timetables will span over the five days Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm although times and days may vary, and we can offer various times and days to suit the successful candidates.

Candidates will need to demonstrate proven experience of working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and preferably hold a level 2 or 3 learning support qualification or be prepared to undertake the appropriate training. You must be able to provide proof of a minimum Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in maths and English and have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite or a willingness to undertake training.

In addition to the minimum requirements detailed above you will need to demonstrate that you can work as part of a team and be flexible to meet the business and department need.

In return, you will receive access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (with life assurance). You will also benefit from free parking and have access to a range of onsite facilities including a restaurant, shop, garden centre and a free gym.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. All appointments are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, providing it to the College for review.

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