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Specialist Learning Support Assistant - Maths

East Surrey College
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Specialist Learning Support Assistant - Maths
College location: East Surrey College (Redhill)
Salary: £11,388 - £12,366 (Subject to qualifications, skills and experience)
Weekly hours: 22.2 hours, Wednesday-Friday 08:45-17:00
Contract: Term Time Only, 38 weeks a year
We are currently seeking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic Specialist Learning Support Assistant (LSA) with specialism in Maths to join our Maths, English, ESOL and Teacher Training department.
As a Specialist Learning Support Assistant, you will help to provide a quality learning environment with the ultimate aim of raising levels of attainment across all of the Maths programmes that are provided at the College (including GCSE and Functional Skills).
You will have the opportunity to support students who need additional support within their classes on both an individual and small group basis, and you will do this in face to face and in online remote learning sessions. This will ensure that our students are exam ready and achieve their learning goals.
Working closely with lecturing staff, you will ensure that attendance is high, support needs are met, and an appropriate level of supervision is provided at all times. You will also take responsibility for any particularly designated students who has additional needs as directed by your line manager, and take ownership to ensure that they are performing to their full potential. This role will also involve providing teaching cover on occasion as and when requested.
The successful candidate must:
* Have a level three qualification (or higher) in an Maths related subject
* A teaching qualification (ideally at Level 3 or above) or be willing to work towards this
* Be qualified to at least Level 2 in both Maths and English, with knowledge of the GCSE/ Functional Skills curriculum
* Have previous experience teaching or working with vulnerable learners
* Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Have proficient IT/computer skills, and be familiar with MS Teams
If this sounds like you and you will enjoy working in a forward thinking, friendly, fast paced, changing environment with state of the art facilities, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a competitive salary, as well as staff benefits such a choice of two excellent pension schemes, life assurance, free onsite parking and access to our fully equipped gym along with discounted in house Spa and Salon treatments.
*Applications will however be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before this closing date. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. As much as we would love to respond to all applicants, due to the sheer volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of sending your CV, unfortunately you have not been selected for the position.
Orbital South Colleges Group are committed to Equal Opportunities, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population. We are also committed to PREVENT and Safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adultsand expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Both College Campus' are smoke-free zones.
As part of our pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS, references will be taken and evidence of all qualifications and awards will also be required before commencement of employment. Failure to do so may lead to offers being withdrawn.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits, and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK
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