• Location: Llanelli, Sa15 4DN
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £0.00 - £10,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 05 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Coleg Sir Gar
Learning Support Assistant
Application Deadline: 5 April 2024

Department: Learning Support

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: Graig Campus

Reporting To: Learning Support Coordinator (Graig)

Compensation: £8,999 - £9,285 / year
DescriptionDo you believe that every student deserves an opportunity to thrive in their educational journey? Why not join Coleg Sir Gar & Coleg Ceredigion as a Learning Support Assistant, where your passion for fostering inclusive learning environments and empowering students will be at the heart of everything you do to unlock the potential of all learners.

The main purpose of the post is to provide support to individual and/or groups of students with a range of learning difficulties & disabilities or other support needs. Learning Support Assistants will be mainly deployed to meet the needs of learners needing shared or closed support and/or with groups of learners who require general support.

If you're ready to make a difference and be part of a collaborative and supportive team, we invite you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with learners and course teams to provide agreed support;
  • Maintain records of work carried out with learners;
  • Take part in quality improvement processes;
  • Take part in training and continuous professional development activities;
  • Support learners to become more confident and independent learners;
  • Aid students with time management and personal organisation;
  • Help students with the organisation of files;
  • Encourage and support students to develop good research techniques;
  • Provide students with help in understanding oral and written instruction;
  • Help with proofreading work and give advice on grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Transport and/or accompany individuals/small groups on residential trips and visits where necessary;
  • Occasionally provide break and/or lunch supervision;
  • Attend to the physical needs of students where necessary;
  • Provide support in private study periods;
  • Encourage students to develop good ICT skills for the presentation of assignments;
  • Transcribe materials into accessible formats when necessary;
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Principal/Chief Executive commensurate with the grade of the post at the initial place of work or other locations within the College.

Skills Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential Criteria:
  • Appropriate Qualifications to Level 3
  • First Aid at Work Qualified (if you do not have the qualification you will be expected to complete the course within 2 years from appointment)
  • Good communicator with diplomacy and tact
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues
  • Good presentational skills
  • Good computer literacy skills
Desirable Criteria:
  • Basic Skills Learning Support Assistants Level 2 Qualification (if you do not have the qualification you will be expected to complete the course within 2 years from appointment)
  • Relevant experience of working with people with learning difficulties and/or
  • Enhanced DBS
Welsh Language Requirements:
  • Welsh Oracy (Listening/Speaking) - Level 2
  • Welsh Literacy (Writing/Reading) - Level 2
See detailed language descriptions attached.

Persons are welcome to apply for posts in Welsh and applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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  • You will receive 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays and five closure days which totals at 41 days holiday per year. You also receive an additional 4 days after 5 years service.
  • Extremely generous pension scheme with employer contributions of 20%.
  • Award-winning professional learning and development programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Online and instore retail discounts