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Learning Support Practitioner

Vacancy overview

Learning Support Practitioner

Minimum of 10 hours per week up to 35 hours per week, 34 weeks per year, term-time only.

Up to £21,375 pro rata per annum

£11.78 per hour (in first year of employment) (higher rates of pay are available for personal care duties and Communication Support Workers)

Required at Leiston, Halesworth, Otley and Ipswich Campuses.*

We are looking for Learning Support Practitioners to provide essential classroom and workshop support and practical assistance to our students and to play a key role in supporting our teaching staff to deliver an exceptional student experience.

As a Learning Support Practitioner, you will work alongside teaching staff, and will be deployed in a range of vocational workshops or classrooms, working with groups of students, or on a one to one basis.

You will need to have a flexible style and approach, with the ability to build effective relationships with both students and teaching staff, accompanied by the ability to be pro-active and use your initiative. You should have experience of working with young people and an understanding of working with people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

You will need to have a good standard of education, with English and/or Maths at Level 2 (GCSE C or 4 grade), with a commitment to achieving Level 2 English or Maths if not already obtained.

Are you able to support learners with hearing related impairments? – We would also be interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to support learners with hearing related impairments.  You should therefore have experience of working with individuals with hearing impairments, preferably in an education context, and have a minimum of British Sign Language Level 2.  We also require candidates with British Sign Language Level 3, to work primarily at our Halesworth Campus.

Enhanced hourly rates are available for Learning Support Practitioners undertaking personal care duties.

*Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site and therefore whilst you will have a main base, you may be required to work at and travel between campuses.  We have campuses in Halesworth, Leiston, Otley and Ipswich. Please state clearly in your application form your preferred main base.

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Halesworth, Suffolk, Ipswich, Suffolk, Leiston, Suffolk, Otley, Suffolk
Closing date
20/07/2023 12:00
Interview date
To be confirmed

Additional information

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet all of the essential criteria.  As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.   All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.