Learning Support Assistant – Hourly Paid

Closing Date: 23/05/2023
Contract Casual
Working Hours Flexible, Term Time
Locations Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £9.72 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay per hour
Company Middlesbrough College

Job Description

Job Title:                 Learning Support Assistant

Salary:                     £9.72 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay per hour

Contract:                 Hourly Paid, MC Teaching Support

Pension:                Teesside Pension Scheme (LGPS)

About the College

Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic, successful and caring organisation, Middlesbrough College Group:

  • Is the largest and top performing GFE College in the Tees Valley.
  • Is committed to staff development and long-term career planning
  • Has pay increases of 3% in 2023 already agreed in principle.
  • Offers excellent non pay benefits
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Is committed to staff wellbeing.
  • Has excellent facilities and working environment.
  • Is financially strong with ambitious ongoing staff and campus expansion and development plans.
  • Offers job satisfaction – creating opportunity for all.
  • Has happy staff – 9 out of 10 staff would recommend working here!

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as Learning Support Assistant

The Learning Support Assistant will report directly to a SEN Team Leader to provide high quality learning support, ensuring all aspects of the students’ requirements for support are met whilst they are in college.

The successful candidate will: 

  • An appropriate Level 2 qualification or equivalent in supporting students with learning difficulties/care or the commitment to complete within an agreed timescale.
  • Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent).
  • A commitment to undertake any mandatory training relevant to the role.
  • Vocational qualification at Level 2 – desirable.
  • Safe Lifting & Handling qualification – desirable.
  • First Aid Qualification – desirable.

Safeguarding our students

Middlesbrough College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as well as vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to be suitable to work with these groups and share this commitment. The college will ensure that all children, young people and vulnerable adults who access the college facilities feel safe and will put in place college-wide procedures and staff training to achieve this.

As a member of teaching / curriculum staff, your role will engage with children on a regular basis for teaching, instructing, caring or supervising. Therefore, this role is defined as being within ‘regulated activity’. At Middlesbrough College , we pride ourselves on our dedication to safeguarding all students, to do so we follow a strict vetting process whereby any offer of employment will be subject to the appropriate checks, including an Enhanced DBS Check.

Before applying for a role with Middlesbrough College, it is important to note that it is an offence to do so if you believe you are a persons whom is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

To read more information in relation to the DBS Code of Practice please follow this link: Revised Code of Practice for Disclosure and Barring Service Registered Persons (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Want to know more?

For further details and to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Craig Duggan Associate Director SEN on c.duggan@mbro.ac.uk

As a College we are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants must demonstrate in their application the ability to meet the key responsibilities, qualifications / skills and experience detailed within the job description. Salaries are based on skills, qualifications and experience.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible.

To learn more about working at Middlesbrough College, please visit our Work For Us page.


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