College Support Assistant

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SENCOL1
Salary: £327.50 - 425.90 per week + Free Accredited Training, £250 refer a friend, No payroll fee
Job Published: 10 days ago

Protocol Education are currently recruiting support assistants from creative backgrounds who are comfortable working with young adults with special needs. This particular college are recruiting support assistants with/without experience who are creatively minded and enjoy working with young people. The role will be working with learners in a creative way, applying your skills that help differentiate the work and enable students to understand and access the work in creative way. As a support assistant you will be working with students in class and on a one-to-one basis, supporting students with numeracy/literacy, assisting in outdoor sessions, developing life skills, and providing emotional support. Whilst you will be supporting students on a one-to-one basis you will also have the opportunity to assist in lessons such as sensory, music, art and employability. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to work outdoors supporting students at local farms, work placements and other non-educational organisations, such  as activities that encourages students to be more aware of life outside of education, helping to prepare them for the next step in their lives.  

The role:

  • Located in Newcastle
  • Full time - Monday to Friday
  • Long term opportunity with job security 
  • Supporting students in class ranging from 6 - 8 students per class
  • Developing student's academic and social skills through creative approaches such as art or music
  • Teaching numeracy, with a primary focus on the importance of moment and becoming more independent 
  • Supporting students within the community and preparing students for work placements
  • Opportunity to be trained during the role 
  • Excellent transport links
  • No umbrella companies meaning no hidden deductions

The candidate:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a calm and consistent approach 
  • Have a supporting and encouraging manner with learners and an ability to inspire trust and to motivate the child in their care to integrate and learn through play

In addition, Protocol Education can offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • FREE continued professional development training (CPD) including Team Teach and Webinars
  • Ongoing honest, friendly, and professional support from our dedicated team of experts

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We also offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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