Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant Hourly Paid £8.90-£9.15 per hour ( £17,355 - £17,835 per annum pro rata) Hours per week: Flexible part time work between 0-15 hours per week. Exact hours to be agreed with each successful candidate. Fircroft is a residential college occupying a former Cadbury family home, set in six acres of beautiful grounds in Selly Oak, Birmingham. We were originally founded to provide educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged and excluded members of society. One hundred years on from the birth of Fircroft College, its mission of 'social justice' is more relevant than ever. Fircroft is a thriving and ambitious College with a vast and diverse community of learners and a strong ethos. We are looking to increase our team of hourly paid Learning Support Assistants who provide learning and pastoral support to students and assist with the student services department. The main purpose of this role is to provide learning support based on initial discussion of need and agreed strategies. The successful candidate will be responsible for the promotion of learner independence and motivation, whilst reviewing the effectiveness of support for specific learners. To be considered for this role you must have a good experience and knowledge of a range of learning needs, difficulties and dealing with people with different requirements. It is essential that you have a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths and a willingness to study a Level 2 or 3 qualification in Supported Teaching and Learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate good IT and communication skills, including customer service skills. You will need to have a flexible approach to working and be empathetic and solutions focussed. The right person will be someone who enjoys working at a fast pace with a variety of different tasks, who is self-managed with a strong work ethic, who has a positive outlook and a 'can do' attitude and is a completer / finisher. Benefits at Fircroft include free parking, free cooked lunch, free hot drinks, a relaxed, friendly and unique working environment, 6 acres of beautiful grounds, childcare voucher scheme, pension scheme and a passion for education, social justice and community improvement. If you meet the criteria above and would like to apply for this role please press APPLY and we shall send you our application form. Closing date for this post is: 23 March 2018 Interviews to take place: 20 April 2018 This College is committed to equality of opportunity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.