Teaching Assistant

London (Central)
09 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a vocational college in central London that requires a TEACHING ASSISTANT for a fixed term contract until the end of July 2018 to support the attendance, retention and achievement of learners by ensuring they receive appropriate personal support through a combination of 1 to 1, group work, themed events, tutorials and referral to facilitate their learning.

This will be a part-time role for approximately 2.5 days per week starting as soon as possible until the end of the summer term.

Key responsibilities
Help identify and organise extra study and/or personal support for learners who need to overcome barriers focussing on a person centred approach.
Provide group support sessions/workshops for learners in conjunction with, where appropriate, other learner support staff such as tutors and the Safeguarding and ALS teams.
Develop one-to-one mentoring relationships with learners needing particular support to achieve their goals, helping them draw up action plans where appropriate, and support their attendance.
Liaise with tutors and other support services to identify and follow-up issues relating barriers to learning.
Work closely with the ALS co-ordinator to implement resources aimed to support those with barriers to learning and increase awareness.
Attend and contribute to team meetings and specific ALS, Personal Education Plan meetings.
Support the delivery of staff training regarding additional learning support.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of learners being supported and keep a log of all activity and outcomes, producing termly and annual reports.
Support the delivery of tutorial support sessions as and when required.
Sharing responsibility with other staff to encourage the maintenance positive behaviour in public areas of the college and in classrooms.
Work with the other members of staff to ensure the learning support programme supports learners effectively.
Maintain quality systems within the Learning Support department.
Work flexibly across the team, assisting in the provision of other services provided by the team during holiday periods and peak times.
Liaising with external bodies as necessary to support the programme and maintain a thorough knowledge of new developments in this area

You will be suitability qualified with at least level 3 (or equivalent) qualifications. With a good command of English, you will be an exceptional communicator capable to getting the very best from each and every learner. You will have experience in UK classrooms where you have been instrumental in supporting teaching / tutoring colleagues in lessons. Experience of working with young people 16-19 is essential.

Our client is a successful and renowned vocational college that offers a wide range of employability training, apprenticeships and a range of training courses. With circa 3000 students passing through it each year, it holds contracts with the EFA and SFA for the delivery of both classroom and workplace based learning. The college achieved an OFSTED Grade 2 during its last inspection and holds the Matrix Standard for Internal and External Advice, Information and Guidance and the Investors in People (IIP) Silver Standard.

Please ensure that you meet the above criteria before applying for this position.

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