Student Support Assistant - Teaching and General support Alternative Provision - 16 hours per week

Location: Hounslow
Job Type: Contract
Industry: SEN Support Jobs | Secondary Support | SEN
Reference: PE11209160
Salary: £10 - £11 per hour
Job Published: 10 days ago
Student Support Assistant Teaching and General Support Alternative Provision


Job Title: Student Support Assistant
Location: Isleworth Campus (Hounslow), Feltham Campus
Contract type: Part time. 16 hours per week for 38 weeks per year
Salary: £10.00per hour - £11.00 per hour
Hours: 9am 4pm






About the role:

The purpose of the post is to work under the direction/guidance of the Manager and Lecturer, supervising and providing particular support for groups of 14-16 year old students to enable them to learn as effectively as possible on their own and in group situations, taking into account the particular needs involved. This may include supporting students with challenging behaviour.

The main duties and responsibilities are:

Specific duties:

1.To liaise closely with the Lecturer and any external professional as appropriate to support the implementation of any special programme(s) or Individual Learning Plan(s) (ILP) designed for the student(s).
2.To identify opportunities for the student(s) to work independently where appropriate, ensuring their comfort and safety at all times; at such times to support other students in the classroom as appropriate.
3.To prepare suitable work for the student(s) under the guidance of the Lecturer, and to make or adapt resources (eg worksheets or sight cards) to enable the student(s) to access the learning activity at their appropriate level of understanding.
4.To record and monitor student progress.
5.To encourage the student(s) to interact with others and engage in activities led by the lecturer.
6.To assist with the general pastoral care of the student(s).
7.Supervise students who attend the lunch time club. Rota to be confirmed by
line manager.
8.Provide support for students' emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with the College's Behaviour Policy, and demonstrating high expectations of work and behaviour.
9.Work with students to reinforce learning by practicing skills already taught.
10.Accompany lecturers and students on College visits, and participate in college functions within College hours.

Core duties:

1.Assist in the display of students work as directed by the Lecturer.
2.Assist with the development of the pupils' basic ICT skills and support the use of ICT in learning activities.
3.Provide one to one classroom support, where required.
4.Assist in the planning of activities where appropriate.
5.Assist with the supervision of students out of lesson time, as necessary for their safety.
6.Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, First Aid regulations, health, safety and security, confidentiality, data protection and other college procedures, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
7.Attend relevant meetings and participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required, contributing to the overall ethos/work aims of the College.
8.Promote a positive image of the college in all contacts with students, employers and professional bodies.
9.Adhere and comply with the college financial regulations.
10.Carry out any other reasonably comparable duties that may be required from time to time.
11.Undertake additional duties at enrolment times as required, including occasional evening work.

In addition to the above specific and core duties you will also be required to:

12.Contribute to the planning, differentiation (adapted worksheets) and target setting for students

13.Support students to develop their confidence and self-esteem (NLP typ quals)

14.To keep accurate records of student attendance (for key students) and follow up absences

15.Provide documentation to contribute to annual reviews for students

16.Offer impartial advice, guidance and signposting to supported students

17.Develop both an understanding of barriers to learning faced by students and a range of strategies to overcome them

18.To enable the learner voice to be heard in the development of good practice in the support function

19.To deliver innovative practice which contributes to the delivery of an outstanding service

20.To offer mentoring and/or small group support to identified students
21.Bespoke employability and or job coaching input for disabled students


About the candidate:

-Mentoring experience
-Pastoral care experience
-Additional SEN experience - Autism, Dyslexia and Moderate learning Difficulties
-Possess or willing to work towards a Literacy and Numeracy qualification at Level 2 or above
-Have the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


About the College:

Our client is a successful, vibrant college of further and higher education. They support school leaves and adults to looking to update skills and have specialised centres to support students with SEND and challenging behaviours. They have 2 state of art facilities across 2 campuses, their main campus based in Isleworth and skills and logistics centre in Feltham
The campus features the following up to date equipment and departments to help prepare their students for the workplace:
-Music and recording TV Studios
-Mac Computer Suites
-Learning and Resource Centre
-Specialist staff centre Education Psychologist department. Speech and Language Therapists and Communication Support Workers department

To be Eligible for the role you must have/be:
-Able to provide two professional references that cover the last two years of employment. Hold a current DBS certificate that is registered with the Update Service or be willing to complete one.
-Please email your CV to richard.d.a4ljq18es01@protocol-education.aptrack.co.uk or call Richard on 0203 219 7740